Shopping for Clothes

Shopping for Clothes

This youtube video from FluentU dovetails perfectly with our Mandarin Two curriculum. At Effective Chinese we believe that the best way to master the language is to experience the vocabulary in a wide variety of interesting situations: videos, text, quizzes, and classroom dialogs.

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Dialog

PinyinChineseEnglish
Nǐ kàn kàn. Zhè jiàn hóngsè de hǎokàn ma?你看看。这件红色的好看吗?Take a look. Isn’t this red one nice?
Wǒ juédé hǎokàn.我觉得好看。I think it’s nice looking.
Nà… Zhè jiàn lǜsè de ne?那 。。。 这件绿色的呢?Hmm, how about this green one?
Zhè jiàn yě hěn búcuò.这件也很不错。That one is also pretty good.
Nǐ bǐjiào xǐhuān nǎ [yī] jiàn?你比较喜欢哪一件?Which do you like better?
Yánsè shēn de háishì yánsè qiǎn de?颜色深的还是颜色浅的?The dark colored one or the light colored one?
Hěn nánshuō.很难说.Hard to say.
Wǒ juédé lǜsè de bǐjiào shìhé nǐ.我觉得绿色的比较适合你。I think the green one suites you nicely.
Kěshì hóngsè de yě hěn hǎokàn.可是红色的也很好看。But the red one also looks very nice.
Wǒ yě shì liǎng gè dōu xǐhuān de.我也是两个都喜欢的。I also think I like both.
Nà, liǎng jiàn dōu shì kànkàn ba.那,两件都试看看吧。Then, why don’t you try them both on.
Hǎo zhúyì! wǒ shìshì kàn!好注意!我是试试看!Good idea! I’ll try a little and look.
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New Vocabulary

ChinesePinyinEnglish
试试看shì shìkànTry
nándifficult
shēndeep/dark
qiǎnshallow/light
注意zhúyìidea
比较bǐjiàoCompare
比较喜欢bǐjiào xǐhuānprefer
喜欢xǐhuānlike
觉得juédéfeel
可是kěshìbut
适合shìhésuitable for

Reveiw words

ChinesePinyinEnglish
jiànItem
zhèThis
which
that
好看hǎokàngood looking
颜色yánsèColour
dōuAll
绿色lǜsègreen
红色hóngsèred
kànLook
liǎngTwo
还是háishìor?
shuōSay
不错búcuòPretty good