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INTRODUCTION
Damon: Hi everyone, I’m Damon.
Chloe: And I’m Chloe!
Damon: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Chinese Vocabulary, Lesson 22! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to transportation and around town. These are five common types of shops and services in Chinese towns. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at ChineseClass101.com.
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Damon: Chloe, what’s our first word?
Chloe: 菜市场
Damon: farmers' market
Chloe: (slow) 菜市场 (regular) 菜市场
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 菜市场
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Although supermarkets are everywhere in China, many people prefer to go to the farmers' markets for fresh meat, fish, vegetables, and fruits. Farmers’ markets are crowded in the morning and late in the afternoon.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 在菜市场可以讲价。
Damon: People can bargain in the farmers' market.
Chloe: (slow) 在菜市场可以讲价。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 药店
Damon: drug store
Chloe: (slow) 药店 (regular) 药店
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 药店
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Drug stores are common in China. People can find traditional Chinese medicines, Western medicines, and nutritional supplements there.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 在药店可以使用医保卡。
Damon: The Medicare card is accepted at drug stores.
Chloe: (slow) 在药店可以使用医保卡。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 超市
Damon: supermarket
Chloe: (slow) 超市 (regular) 超市
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 超市
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: In China, supermarkets can be found everywhere. There are many different supermarket and hypermarket chains.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 超市里的熟食很受欢迎。
Damon: The cooked foods sold in supermarkets are very popular.
Chloe: (slow) 超市里的熟食很受欢迎。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 加油站
Damon: gas station
Chloe: (slow) 加油站 (regular) 加油站
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 加油站
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Generally, gas stations in China are open 24/7, but they may close up when there is a thunderstorm out of concerns for security. Gas stations along the highway usually have a convenience store, so it's not a bad choice to take a short rest there after long hours of driving.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 加油站内禁止吸烟。
Damon: Smoking is strictly prohibited at a gas station.
Chloe: (slow) 加油站内禁止吸烟。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 书店
Damon: bookstore
Chloe: (slow) 书店 (regular) 书店
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 书店
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Many Chinese people go to bookstores on the weekends. The most crowded place in a bookstore is usually where the best-sellers are.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 在书店经常可以看见坐在地上看书的人。
Damon: In bookstores, it is common to see people sitting on the floor reading books.
Chloe: (slow) 在书店经常可以看见坐在地上看书的人。
QUIZ
Damon: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Chloe will give you the Chinese – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Chloe: 菜市场
[pause]Damon: farmers' market
Chloe: 药店
[pause]Damon: drug store
Chloe: 超市
[pause]Damon: supermarket
Chloe: 加油站
[pause]Damon: gas station
Chloe: 书店
[pause]Damon: bookstore

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five shops and services in Chinese towns! We have more vocab lists available at ChineseClass101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Chloe: 再见!

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If you were out for shopping in China, what kind of items would you buy?

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你好 robert groulx!


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thanks for the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is 在书店经常可以看见坐在地上看书的人。


reading books are very important


robert