You can get the most from your shopping trips in China if you decide to learn Mandarin vocabulary that are heard most often in a retail setting. In this lessons you'll learn Chinese sentences for asking a shop assistant whether you can try on an item. You'll also learn Mandarin Chinese terms relating to money and currency, called either RMB or Yuan. You'll also get an introduction to haggling for a good price.
China is a haven for shoppers with a never-ending array of stalls, markets and retail outlets. Staff at more expensive stores and in the main tourist locations will have sufficient English to sell you whatever you need to buy! If you want to nab a great bargain at local markets and stalls, you'll want to know some Mandarin and how to haggle for the best price!
Don't worry about getting to the shops or markets before they close, as vendors will usually stay open until late in busy areas in China. Walking in markets and shopping is typical evening entertainment in China. In fact there are dedicated night markets in most corners of the main cities. Markets may even specialize in a particular type of good, such as a Flower and Bird Market or a Silk Market.
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.