|Spinning gasing (tops) in Kelantan, Malaysia|
and Chinese, Mandarin and Cantonese
Being able to be polite in a local language--knowing basic greetings, knowing how to say "thank you," "you're welcome", and "yes" and "no" can begin to open doors and hearts for you as well as set you apart from the crowd. We hope that some of our readers will use the resources from these sites before their next trip to deepen their experience and show an interest in the people and places they visit that goes deeper than a photo opportunity.
To learn more about Southeast Asian languages, read our "300 Word Lesson on Southeast Asian Languages."