Every day people have to buy things, maybe to eat or drink; or pay for a train or bus ticket; or choose something they wish to buy in the market. Make sure you know how to ask about prices and to select whatever it is you want to buy… you don’t want to go hungry, right?
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(i) How to ask about pries of items in the market or the shops
(ii) To select the type and number of items you wish to buy
Dialogue: Two people are hungry and looking for a snack:
(路边烤串摊） (lù biān kǎo chuàn tān)
(roasted skewers stalls)
Lǎo bǎn! Jī ròu chuàn er duō shǎo qián yī chuàn er?
Hey boss! How much is the chicken skewer?
B: 两块五 Liǎng kuài wǔ. Two fifty
A: 那羊肉串儿呢？ Nà yáng ròu chuàn er ne?
What about the lamb skewer?
Yī yàng, yě shì liǎng kuài wǔ.
The same, two fifty
Yóu yú duō shǎo qián yī chuàn er?
How much is a squid skewer?
Sān kuài qián!
“Hǎo, gěi wǒ lái yī gè jī ròu chuàn er, yī gè yáng ròu chuàn er, liǎng gè yóu yú chuàn! Xiè xie!
Okay. I would like to have one chicken skewer, one lamb skewer and two squid skewers. Thank you.
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
串：lots of same things are connected together
鸡肉串多少钱：how much is the chicken skewer?
It is very common to call the restaurant owner or store owner ‘老板’(boss) but, if the boss is female, we can call her ‘老板娘’.
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