Everyday Chinese
1. Phonetic knowledge:
    Initials and finals
    Tones
    Tonal Change
2. Initial-Final Combinations
3. Greetings
4. Placing an Order
5. Attending Class 6. Making Inquiries
7. Shopping 8. About Time
 
 
买东西  Shopping
(Click the links to listen. All tone marks here show the actual tones.)
 
1. Vocabulary 2. Dialogue 3. Sentence Patterns
 

Yī 
一、

Cíhuì 
词汇 

 
Vocabulary 

yào

to want

mǎi

to buy

什么

shénme

what

想    

xiǎng

would like to; to think

裙子   

qúnzi

skirt or dress

能     

néng

can, to be able to

试   

shì

to try

试衣室     

shì yī shì

fitting room

太      

tài

too

小      

xiǎo

small

大      

big

号(码) 

hào

size

卖   

mài

to sell

wán

finished, completed

双   

shuāng

a pair

鞋   

xié

shoe(s)

多少      

duōshǎo

how much; how many

钱      

qián

money

折扣       

zhékòu

discount

黑色   

hēisè

black

Notes: "卖完" means "sold out" or "out of stock".
 
Èr  Duìhuà
二 、对话   
 Dialogue
( 一 )

 

 
A: 

Qǐngwèn
请问 

nǐ 
你 

yào 
要 

mǎi 
买 

shénme? 
什么


What are you looking for? (May I help you?)

 

 

 
B: 

Wó 
我 

xiǎng 
想  

kànkɑn 
看看

nèi 

tiáo 
条 

qúnzi.
裙子。


 

I would like to take a look at that skirt.

 

 

 
A: 

Hǎo de. 
好 的


 

Sure. No problem.

 

 

 
B: 

Néng 
能 

shìshi 
试试 

mɑ? 


 

May I try it on?

 

 

 
A: 

Kéyǐ.
可以。

Shìshì 
试衣室 

zài 

nèibiānr.
那边


 

Yes, certainly. The fitting room is over there..

 

 

 
B: 

Tài 

xiǎole, 
了,

yǒu 
dàhào 
大号
de 

mɑ? 


 

It's too small, do you have a larger size?

 

 

 
A: 

Duìbuqǐ, 
对不起,

màiwán 
卖完

le. 

 

 

Sorry, the larger ones have all sold out.

 

 

 
B: 

Hǎo de, 
好 的,

xièxie 
谢谢 

nǐ. 

 

 

Ok, thank you.

 



( 二 )

 

 
A: 

Qǐngwèn
请问 

zhè 

shuāng 
双 

xié 

duōshɑoqián? 
多少钱

 

 

Excuse me, how much is it for this pair of shoes?

 

 

 
B: 

Sānbǎi 
三百

jiǔshí
九十

jiǔ. 

 

 

Three hundred ninety-nine.

 

 

 
A: 

Yǒu 
有 

zhékòu 
折扣 

mɑ? 


 

Is there any discount?

 

 

 
B: 

Duìbuqǐ, 
对不起,

méiyǒu. 
没有


 

Sorry, no discount.

 

 

 
A: 

Wǒ 
我 

yào 
要 

yī shuāng 
一 双

mǎ 
de. 
 

 

I want to buy a pair of shoes, size thirty-six.

 

 

 
B: 

Hēisè 
黑色

de 

mɑ? 
?



 

Black?

 

 

 
A: 

Shì de. 
是 的

 

 

Yes.

 

 

 
B: 

Hǎo de. 
好 的。

 

 

OK.

 

 

 
A: 

Xièxie. 
谢谢


 

Thanks.

 


Sān 

Jùxíng 
句型 

yǔ 
与 

tìhuɑn
替换      

  Sentence patterns and practice phrases 


 

1. 

Wó 

xiáng 
想 

mǎi 
买 

shū. 

 

I want to buy a book.

 


 

衣服

yīfu

clothing, clothes

 

裙子

qúnzi

skirt(s)

 

xié

shoe(s)

 

裤子

kùzi

pants

 

帽子 

màozi

hat(s)

 

围巾

wéijīn

scarf (scarves)

 

         

 

2. 

Yǒu

hēisè 
黑色

de
的  

mɑ?
?

 

 

Do you have it/them in black?

 


 

红色

hóngsè

red

 

黄色

huángsè

yellow

 

白色

báisè

white

 

蓝色

lánsè

blue

 
 

           

 

3. 

Zhè 

yīfu 
衣服(1)

tài 
太 


大(2)

 

The clothes are too big.

 


(1)

(2)

裤子

kùzi

pants

cháng

long

裙子

qúnzi

skirt

jǐn

tight

围巾

wéijīn

scarf

duǎn

short


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