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Lesson 9-1 Study Guide
Shopping for Clothes
商店买东西售货员衣服件衬衫颜色黄红穿条裤宜如果长短合适共少钱块毛分百

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Objectives:
  • 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