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Electronics (电子产品 – diàn zǐ chǎn pǐn) are kind of a big deal in China. In any major city, you’re sure to find at least a couple of absolutely massive electronics markets selling everything imaginable – think Best Buy on steroids. Walking through one is an interesting experience whether or not you’re actually looking to buy something. A typical electronics mart has 5-6 floors with hundreds of vendors, so it’s easy to get a bit lost.
If you are looking for something in particular, though, we don’t want you to be lost when it comes to language. To prepare you for a visit to a Chinese electronics market and make things a bit easier on you, here are 25 vocabulary words for things you might be shopping for:
Study these words and you’ll be cruising through the market with no trouble. Well, you still might get a bit lost, but that happens in these huge places! Check back to the blog later this month for a few more language-heavy posts related to one of the most important things in China – your cell phone. We’ll learn how to buy a cell phone, how to make a call in Chinese, and we’ll take a closer look at the most popular app in the entire country. For now, you can practice a few of the words learned above and some others in this short video from the New York Chinese Language Center: