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Lesson 9-1 Study Guide
Shopping for Clothes

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: 小姐,您要买什么衣服?
: 我想买一件衬衫。
: 您喜欢什么颜色的,黄的还是红的?
  • Speak about the color, price and size of a purchase.
  • Recognize Chinese currency.
  • Pay bills in cash or with a credit card.
  • Determine the proper change you should receive.
  • Ask for a different size and/or color of merchandise.
  • Exchange merchandise.
  • Learn the pinyin and correct stroke order for the 34 characters introduced in lesson 9-1.
  • Learn the new vocabulary introduced in lesson 9-1. You can practice with the online Table Building Activity.
New Vocabulary
 Chinese Pinyin English
商店 shāngdiàn store; shop 
 mǎi to buy 
东西 dōngxi thing; object 
售货员 shòuhuòyuán shop assistant; salesclerk 
衣服 yīfu clothes 
 jiàn (measure word for shirts, dresses, jackets, coats, etc.) 
衬衫 chènshān shirt 
颜色 yánsè color 
 huáng yellow 
 hóng red 
穿 chuān to wear; to put on 
 tiáo (measure word for pants and long, thin objects) 
裤子 kùzi pants 
 hào size 
 zhōng medium; middle 
便宜 piányi cheap; inexpensive 
如果…的话 rúguǒ…de huà if… 
长短 chángduǎn length 
 cháng long 
 duǎn short 
合适 héshì suitable 
 shì to try 
不用 búyòng need not 
一共 yígòng altogether 
多少 duōshao how much; how many 
 qián money 
 kuài (measure word for the basic Chinese monetary unit) 
 máo (measure word for 1/10 of a kuài); dime 
 fēn (measure word for 1/100 of a kuài); cent 
 bǎi hundred 
找钱 zhǎo (qián) to give change