Shopping in Chinese

No trip to China is complete without a little shopping. Whether it's a trip to the market to pick up some fresh food, a day perusing street vendors, or a last minute stop at an art gallery, shopping opportunities abound in China. Some of the best buys in China include pearls in Beijing, silk carpets in Shanghai, Longjing tea in Hangzhou, scroll paintins in Guilin and thangka (wall hangings) in Tibet. Whatever you're desire, being about to speak a little Chinese will go a long way to helping to find the right mementos and some bargains. Below we'll explore the most common Chinese phrases and words you'll need to know to going shopping in China. Click on any blue button to hear a phrase, then repeat the phrase out load.
English
Chinese
How much is this?
这个多少钱 ? (simplified)
这个多少钱 ?(traditional)
zhège duōshǎo qián? (pinyin)
Do you have _____?
你们有 _____ 吗?
你們有 _____ 嗎嗎?
Nǐmen yǒu _____ ma?
I'm looking for _____.
我想找 _____.
我想找 _____.
Wǒ xiǎng zhǎo _____.
Do you have more?
你们还有更多的吗?
你們還有更多的嗎?
Nǐmen háiyǒu gèngduō de ma?
I like it.
我喜欢。
我喜欢。
Wǒ xǐhuān。
I want to pay with credit card.
我要用信用卡付钱。
我要用信用卡付錢。
Wǒ yàoyòng xìnyòngkǎ fùqián。
I want to pay with cash.
我要付现金。
我要付現金。
Wǒ yào fùxiànjīn。
Can I pay with travelers checks?
我可以用旅行支票付帐吗?
我可以用旅行支票付帳嗎?
Wǒ kěyǐ yòng lǚxíngzhīpiào fùzhàng ma?
I want to pay with a debit card.
我要刷卡。
我要刷卡。
Wǒ yào shuākǎ。
Where are the closet ATMs?
最近的自动取款机在哪儿?
最近的自動取款機在哪兒?
Zuìjìn de zìdòngqǔkuǎnjī zàinǎr?
That's too expensive.
太贵了。
太貴了。
tài gùi le
Would you take _____?
_____元可以吗?
_____元可以嗎?
_____ yuán kěyǐ ma?
I don't want it.
我不想要。
我不想要。
wǒ bùxiǎng yào
I can't afford it.
我带的钱不够。
我帶的錢不夠。
wǒ dài de qián búgòu
I want to buy this.
我要买这个。
我要買這個。
wǒ yào mǎi zhège
Can you ship this (overseas)?
可以邮寄到海外吗?
可以郵寄到海外嗎?
kěyǐ yóujì dào hǎiwài ma?
I need...
我要_____
我要_____
wǒ yào _____
...toothpaste.
牙膏
牙膏
yágāo
...a toothbrush.
牙刷
牙刷
yáshuā
...soap.
香皂
香皂
xiāngzào
...shampoo.
洗髮精
洗髮精
xǐfǎjīng
...cold medicine.
感冒藥
感冒藥
gǎnmòuyào
...pain reliever.
镇痛剂
鎮痛劑
zhèntòngjì
...stomach medicine.
胃腸藥
胃腸藥
wèichángyào
...tampons.
卫生棉条
衛生棉條
wèishēng miántiáo
...a razor.
剃刀
剃刀
tìdāo
...a Chinese-English dictionary.
汉英字典
汉英字典
hànyīng zìdiǎn
...a postcard.
明信片
明信片
míngxìnpiàn
...batteries.
电池
電池
diànchí
Do you have this in my size?
有没有我的尺寸?
有沒有我的尺寸?
yǒu méiyǒu wǒde chǐcùn?
I want to try it on.
我想试一下。
我想試一下。
Wǒ xiǎng shìyíxià。
It looks good.
看起来不错。
看起来不错。
Kànqǐlái búcuò。