If you're staying in China for an extended period of time, you might want to buy a mobile phone to use while there. Here you'll learn how to ask for the brand you want, and the newest and best model if you wish. Well known brands can look and sound a little different in China, as Leo finds out!
Dani helps Leo to buy a new smartphone, complete with a Chinese SIM card. Leo learns how Chinese people are very particular about which phone number they choose. Dani teaches Leo how to ask for a top-up card when buying credit for his new phone. Leo also learns how Chinese people say larger numbers in Mandarin.
The 3G networks in China are still being built and rolled out, although you should find good service in the main cities. For most of China's 1.1 billion phone users, a simple 2G phone satisfies their requirements. But a growing segment of urban affluent consumers are demanding the latest technology smartphones, and these are becoming a must-have fashion accessory for the younger Chinese demographic.
About our Lessons
Dani, a Mandarin Chinese speaker and native of Beijing, guides you along your travels in China. Dani will help you learn Chinese words and phrases essential to navigate through real life scenarios in everyday Chinese life. You will also benefit from fascinating and practical lessons about the culture of China and its values. The lessons will allow you to learn Chinese online without the need for downloads or software installations. You can begin to learn Chinese free by taking advantage of our ten free Chinese lessons.