Just how do you describe things when someone asks for your opinion and wants to know whether something is heavy, light, expensive or cheap? Knowing how to compare between products can save you time—and money!

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(1) To describe a product

(2) How to comment whether a product is cheap or expensive

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

价钱:price

贵:expensive

不贵:not expensive

便宜:cheap

这个价钱合适:This price is reasonable

白菜价:Chinese slang—it literally means “cabbage price” or that the price is really cheap

Eg. 这个真是白菜价:This is really cheap!

轻:light

挺轻的:quite light

挺沉的: quite heavy

我的鞋挺沉的:My shoes are quite heavy

挺重的:another way to say quite heavy

我的鞋挺重的:My shoes are quite heavy

舒服:comfortable

挺舒服的:quite comfortable

我的鞋挺舒服的:My shoes are comfortable

不舒服:uncomfortable

这双鞋不舒服:This pair of shoes are uncomfortable

这是新的:This is new

那是旧的:This is old

二手的:second hand

这个手机是二手的:This mobile phone is second hand

我的手机挺快的:My mobile phone is quite fast

你的手机好慢:Your mobile phone is quite slow

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Narrated by Song Liu

Our Podcast narrator, is a native Chinese speaker and is originally from Beijing, China and is keen to help you get ahead with learning. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Master of Arts in Communication Studies. Song also hosted a Mandarin live call-in news and music radio show in the Bay Area.

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