You’re staying in China, but there’s just one problem: you don’t speak any Chinese.

Don’t worry. China has become a lot more English-friendly in recent years and knowing Chinese is no longer crucial for getting around. Here are 5 apps that you can use to survive in China without knowing Chinese:

In China, WeChat is used for everything – and we mean everything. Its a fantastic app for networking and communication, featuring easy-to-make group chats, custom chat stickers, and email integration. Its most useful feature, however, is WeChat Pay. This integrated wallet allows you to send money to your WeChat friends and can be used to pay for things with a simple QR code scan at pretty much every business you’ll find in China.

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James Deutsch is a marketing intern based in Beijing. You can contact him at jm.deutsch@protonmail.com.