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Chinese Vocabulary for Vegetables Posted by on Apr 26, 2017

Chinese Vocabulary for Vegetables

Shopping in the local markets is the only way to go in China. You’ll get fresh produce directly from the farmers at a reasonable price. Plus, you don’t have to wait in a long check-out line like you do in the big supermarkets. Just pay each vendor as you go along. Of course, this also…

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Chinese Grocery List Posted by on Mar 2, 2017

Making a grocery list is one of those boring, mundane tasks that’s just a part of life. If you’re like me, going to the market without a list usually spells disaster. You end up with a bunch of things you don’t need (giant bag of chips), and somehow manage to forget those essential items (toilet…

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How to do Your Grocery Shopping in China Posted by on Jul 30, 2015

Buying groceries is one of those aspects of life that you don’t realize how important it is until you’re in a place where you can’t understand any of the labels or communicate with the workers. For my first few weeks living in China, going to the grocery store was an adventure to say the very…

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Inside a Chinese Food Market Posted by on Apr 21, 2014

In the past few months, we’ve talked a lot about shopping in China. After all, going to local markets is a great way to practice your language skills. Plus, they are far cheaper than the stores with mostly imported goods. We’ve gone over a lot of useful vocabulary for doing your grocery shopping in China…

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At the Market – Meat & Seafood Posted by on Nov 20, 2013

Grocery shopping in a local market in China can be an intense experience – strange looking things, an array of funky smells, and packages covered in Chinese characters. For many foreigners living in cities like Beijing and Shanghai, this can prove to be too much. Rather than figure out how to do their shopping in…

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At the Market – Fruit Posted by on Sep 15, 2013

We’re continuing our journey through the aisles of your local Chinese market here to help you with your grocery shopping needs. Last time, we learned a lot of useful vocabulary about vegetables – here’s that post in case you missed it. That’s one important part of a balanced diet, but we can’t forget about fruit…

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At the Market – Vegetables Posted by on Aug 8, 2013

An important part of your daily life is going to the market (市场 – shì chǎng) to buy groceries. Of course, doing this in China can be difficult if you’re not a native speaker – you can’t understand the labels, you don’t know to ask for what you want, and you find things you’ve never…

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