Learning : At the Supermarket
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Abstract : It's one of those places we all like going too, some more than others, where the choices of what we eat, drink, use and live with are at our very fingertips!

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Hi! nǐ men hǎo! How are you? Today's experience is talking about the supermarket. In Mandarin, “supermarket” is “chāo shì”. It's part of our daily life, nobody can live without it. So listen carefully, it's really the survival language!

 

Here are new words:

section

Nǎi zhì pǐn

奶制品

dairy produce

ròu

meat

Qīng jié yòng pǐn

清洁用品

cleaning

rice

huà zhuāng pǐn

化妆品

toiletries

sòng huò

送货

deliver

You may find the item you want to buy by yourself, but why not try a faster way to save you a bit of time: by asking a shop assistant in Mandarin! The basic sentence pattern “where is...” is “...zài nǎ lǐ”:

 

For example

Nǎi zhì pǐn qū zài nǎ lǐ?

Where is the dairy produce section?

奶制品区在哪里?

Ròu zhì pǐn qū zài nǎ lǐ?

Where is the meat section?

肉制品区在哪里?

Qīng jié yòng pǐn qū zài nǎ lǐ?

Where is the cleaning section?

清洁用品区在哪里?

Or you can use another way to ask:

Wǒ zhǎo huà zhuāng pǐn qū.

I'm looking for the toiletries section.

我找化妆品区。

For when you buy those big and bulky items which need home delivering:

Nǐ men sòng huò ma?

Do you deliver?

你们送货吗?

Let's learn more in future experiences, because it's very important to get this down right! See you next time! Xià cì jiàn!

 

It's easy as ABC!

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