Learn Chinese Shopping Vocabulary

Posted by Julia Song on 11/11/2015 8:00 PM 936

learn Chinese shopping vocabulary

Shenzhen, just across the border from Hong Kong, is the 3rd largest city in China.
Renowned for its technology sector and for providing an up close look at the “New China”, Shenzhen is China’s melting pot—a place to see and experience the entirety of rich Chinese culture..

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Shenzhen is a shopper's paradise. The city has everything from the bargaining paradise of Dongmen Market to Gucci, Prada and other luxury brands. Shenzhen also boasts dozens of large and well equipped shopping malls – full of clothing stores, restaurants and movie theaters.

Shenzhen’s Dongmen is one of the oldest parts of the city. Established about 300 years ago, it is alternatively known as "Laojie" (or "Old Street").The variety of shopping in Dongmen is wide, and if you can’t find it in Dongmen, it probably doesn’t exist. Beauty parlor services are very popular in Dongmen and it also boasts one of the best food courts in the city.

dongmen street

Are you ready to use Mandarin to shopping in Shenzhen’s Dongmen? To help you get started, we’ve put together a basic Chinese vocabulary list on shopping. Check it out.

Key words of Shopping:
店(diàn)员(yuán)—shop assistant
店(diàn)员(yuán)拿(ná)了(le)一(yī)双(shuāng)鞋(xié)给(gěi)玛(Ma)丽(ry)。
The shop assistant passes one pair to Mary.
漂(piào)亮(liang)—pretty; beautiful
我(wǒ)们(men)的(de)鞋(xié)很(hěn)多(duō),也(yě)很(hěn)漂(piào)亮(liang)。
We have many shoes and they are very pretty.
怎(zěn)么(me)样(yàng)—what about…
这(zhè)双(shuāng)鞋(xié)怎(zěn)么(me)样(yàng)?
How about this pair of shoes?
有(yǒu)点(diǎn)儿(er)—a little bit
这(zhè)件(jiàn)衣(yī)服(fu)有(yǒu)点(diǎn)儿(er)大(dà),有(yǒu)小(xiǎo)一(yì)点(diǎn)儿(er)的(de)吗(ma)?
This clothes is a little bit big. Do you have smaller ones?
喜(xǐ)欢(huan)—to like
你(nǐ)喜(xǐ)欢(huan)什(shén)么(me)颜(yán)色(sè)?
Which color would you like?
便(pián)宜(yi)—cheap
买(mǎi)两(liǎng)件(jiàn)可(kě)以(yǐ)便(pián)宜(yi)一(yì)点(diǎn)儿(er)吗(ma)?
Any discount for two?
太(tài)贵(guì)了(le)—too expensive
这(zhè)件(jiàn)衣(yī)服(fu)太(tài)贵(guì)了(le)。
This clothes is too expensive.
打(dǎ)折(shé)—to give discount
这(zhè)双(shuāng)鞋(xié)可(kě)以(yǐ)打(dǎ)八(bā)折(zhé)。
This pair of shoes can be got 20% off

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