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A Trip to a Beijing Market Posted by on Mar 19, 2011 in bargaining, Shopping

In China’s capital city, huge markets abound. One of the biggest, the Golden City Department Stores, is full of just abut everything you could possibly hope to find in a market. Attracting thousands of shoppers every single day, this bustling market makes for a great afternoon on a cold or rainy day. Whether you’re looking for some new threads, household appliances, bright neon lights, or even a new toilet, this place has got it all. A visit to one of Beijing’s many markets is not only entertaining, but it’s also a great opportunity to practice your Chinese, and your bargaining skills!

如果你想去买东西,坐公交车去金五星百货城 – rú guǒ nǐ xiǎng qù mǎi dōn gxi, zuò gōng jiāo chē qù jīn wǔ xīng bǎi huò chéng
If you want to go shopping, ride the bus to the Golden Star City Department Stores.

学习用品 – xué xí yòng pǐn
school supplies

围巾 – wéi jīn
scarves

鞋 – xié
shoes

奖杯 – jiǎng bēi
trophy

帽子 – mào zi
hats

工具 – gōng jù
tools

化妆品 – huà zhuāng pǐn
toiletries

“这是最好的.” – zhè shì zuì hǎo de
This is the best.

行李 – xíng lǐ
luggage

床上用品 – chuáng shàng yòng pǐn
bed ware

玩具 – wán jù
toys

新年装饰品 – xīn nián zhuāng shì pǐn
New Year decorations

喜洋洋 – Xǐ yáng yáng
Happy Happy Goat

“多少钱?” – duō shǎo qián?
How much?

“二十五.” – Èr shí wǔ
25

“你要吗?你要哪个吗?” – Nǐ yào ma? Nǐ yào nǎ ge ma?
Do you want it? Which one do you want?

霓虹灯 – ní hóng dēng
neon lights

首饰 – shǒu shì
jewelry

厨房水槽 – chú fáng shuǐ cáo
kitchen sink

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About the Author:sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


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