No doubt you will have, now and then, been out shopping for something you want to buy. And when you see something, how do you go about taking a closer look at it, or checking the price, and then paying for it?

In this Podcast, you will learn:

(1) How to ask to examine something you want to buy

(2)To check the price and arrange to pay for the item(s)/article(s) in question

Dialogue:

A- 您好,我想看看苹果手机。

Hello, I want to take a look at an i-phone

B- 您好,苹果手机在这边。这款很不错,速度快,很多年轻人都买这款。

Hello, the i-phone is here. This is pretty. It’s fast and many young people like this model.

A- 这款多少钱?

How much is it?

B- 这款现在特价,3600元。

This one is on sale. It’s 3600 RMB

A- 嗯……好,就买这个。

Er… okay, I will buy this one

B- 好。您是付信用卡还是现金? Fine, will you pay by credit card or cash?

A- 我付信用卡。 I will pay by credit card

B- 好,稍等。……请您在这儿签名。

Okay, wait for a second… please sign here

A- 好。

Okay

B- 这是您的卡和收据。

This is your card and receipt

A- 谢谢。 Thank you!

Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:

您好:means hello (in a polite way)

我:I

想看看:want to take a look

苹果手机:i-phone

在这边:It’s here

很不错:quite good

速度快:It’s fast

很多:many

年轻人:young people

都:all

买这款:buy this one

多少钱:How much is it?

特价:on sale

信用卡:credit card

3600元:3600 RMB

现金:cash

付:pay

稍等:Wait for a second

在这儿:here

在这儿签名:sign here

收据:receipt

谢谢:Thank you!

 

Yes! I’d like to learn Mandarin Chinese more effectively

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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