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Shopping for Clothes

Mandarin Chinese Lesson

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China and Taiwan have many western-style department stores where the shopping experience is similar to stores in the US. There may even be staff on hand who speak a little bit of English.

Department stores can be very expensive, though, so if you’re looking for real bargains you should check out some of the thousands of small shops. You may be able to bargain in this type of store, but often the prices are fixed.

Shopping

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go shopping
shàng jiē
上街

go window shopping
guàng jiē
逛街

I’m just looking.
Wǒ zhǐ shì suí biàn kànkan.
我只是隨便看看

I’m looking for…
Wǒ yào zhǎo…
我要找…

Clothes

a dress
yang zhuāng
洋裝

a skirt
qún zi
裙子

pants
kù zi
褲子

shorts
duǎn kù
短褲

underwear
nèi kù
內褲

Shirts

a blouse
chèn shān
襯衫

a shirt
chèn shān
襯衫

a t-shirt
tī xù
t恤

short sleeves
duǎn xiù
短袖

long sleeves
cháng xiù
長袖

sleeveless
wú xiù
無袖

Shoes

shoes
xié zi
鞋子

sports shoes
yùn dòng xié
運動鞋

leather shoes
pí xié
皮鞋

high-heel shoes
gāo gēn xié
高跟鞋

socks
wà zi
襪子

Other Shopping Vocabulary

style
kuǎn shì
款式

Do you have this a little bigger?
Yǒu méiyǒu dà yīdiǎn de?
有沒有大一點的?

Do you have this a little smaller?
Yǒu méiyǒu xiǎo yīdiǎn de?
有沒有小一點的?

Do you have this in another color?
Yǒu biéde yán sè ma?
有別的顏色嗎?

put on – wear
chuān
穿

How much is this?
Duō shao qián?
多少錢?

discount
zhé kòu
折扣

receipt
shōu jù
收據

wrap something
Bāo qi lai
包起來
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