Shopping in Chinese

Traveling to a Chinese-speaking country? Don’t miss this free shopping in Chinese lesson! You’ll learn how to find your way around a shopping center, ask for what you want, and how to pay in Chinese. Need a larger size? Looking for a supermarket? No problem.
 
How do you say you’d like to try on an item of clothing? How do you ask for the closest ATM? You can master this essential travel Chinese by listening to the pronunciation on the audio and practicing the Chinese words and phrases aloud. And don’t be shy - shopping will be a lot more fun after this Rocket Chinese lesson!

Shopping in Chinese

Chinese lanterns

Here are some types of shops that you might need to find.

邮局

yóujú

The post office

购物中心

gòuwùzhōngxīn

The shopping center

市场

shìchǎng

The market

超市

chāoshì

The supermarket

药店

yàodiàn

The pharmacy

书店

shūdiàn

The bookstore

商店

shāngdiàn

The store

面包店

miànbāodiàn

The bakery

面食店

miànshídiàn

The noodle stand/restaurant

音像店

yīnxiàngdiàn

The music store

服装店

fúzhuāngdiàn

The clothing store

五金店

wǔjīndiàn

The hardware store

肉店

ròudiàn

The butcher

眼镜店

yǎnjìngdiàn

The optician

Once you’ve found the right shop, you need to find what you’re looking for. Use the following words and phrases to find what you need, figure out how much it costs and tell the sales assistant how many you want…

我想找……

Wǒ xiǎng zhǎo……

I’m looking for......

你们有……吗?

Nǐmen yǒu……ma?

Do you have......?

多少钱?

Duōshǎo qián?

How much does it cost?

你们还有更多的吗?

Nǐmen háiyǒu gèngduō de ma?

Do you have more?

那是多大号的?

Nàshì duó (duō) dàhào de?

Which size is that?

我想试一下。

Wǒ xiǎng shìyíxià。

I’d like to try it on.

更衣室在哪儿?

Gēngyīshì zàinǎr?

Where are the fitting rooms?

这个我要了。

Zhège wǒ yàole。

I’ll take it.

Here are some more useful questions and answers…

你穿多大号?

Nǐ chuān duōdàhào?

What size do you wear?

hào

The size

小号

xiǎohào

A small size

中号

zhōnghào

A medium size

大号

dàhào

A large size

特大号

tèdàhào

An extra large size

我喜欢。

Wǒ xǐhuān。

I like it. (Literal: I like.)

看起来不错。

Kànqǐlái búcuò。

It looks good.

很适合你。

Hěn shìhé nǐ。

It suits you.

不适合你。

Bú shìhé nǐ。

It doesn’t suit you.

Chinese money

Here are the words for some items you might be looking for…

毛衣

máoyī

The sweater

裙子

qúnzi

The skirt

T恤衫

T xùshān

The t-shirt

短裙

duǎnqún

The short/mini skirt

手提包

shǒutíbāo

The handbag

裤子

kùzi

Pants

内衣

nèiyī

The underwear

胸罩

xiōngzhào

The bra

夹克

jiákè

The jacket

短裤

duǎnkù

The shorts

xié

The shoes

大衣

dàyī

The coat

衬衫

chènshān

The shirt

领带

lǐngdài

The tie

上装

shàngzhuāng

The blouse

紧身裤

jǐnshēnkù

The skinny pants

袜子

wàzi

The socks

Once you found what you were looking for, you’ll need to pay.

请去银台结账。

Qǐng qù yíntái jiézhàng。

Please pay at the check out.

我要用信用卡付钱。

Wǒ yàoyòng xìnyòngkǎ fùqián。

I’d like to pay by credit card.

我要付现金。

Wǒ yào fùxiànjīn。

I’d like to pay with cash, please.

我要刷卡。

Wǒ yào shuākǎ。

I’d like to pay with my debit card, please.

我可以用旅行支票付帐吗?

Wǒ kěyǐ yòng lǚxíngzhīpiào fùzhàng ma?

Can I pay with travelers checks?

您的信用卡号码是多少?

Nínde xìnyòngkǎ hàomǎ shì duōshǎo?

What is your credit card number?

我们不接受信用卡。

Wǒmen bùjiēshòu xìnyòngkǎ。

We don’t accept credit cards.

最近的自动取款机在哪儿?

Zuì jìn de zìdòng qǔkuǎnjī zàinǎr?

Where is the closest ATM?

请输入您的密码。

Qǐng shūrù nínde mìmǎ。

Please type in your PIN.

请在这儿签字。

Qǐng zàizhèr qiānzì。

Please sign here.

这是您的收据。

Zhèshì nínde shōujù。

Here is your receipt.

Now, you are well prepared for your next shopping experience.

For more lessons on Chinese vocabulary I recommend these!

Xià cì jiàn! (下次见!)

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