Ep. 04 Going to a Chinese market to buy food 去菜场买菜 | Chinese for all levels

Have you had any experience of shopping at a Chinese open market?
In today’s video
I’d like to show you the real scene of shopping at a local open Chinese market

 

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(Ling: scroll down the page to 👀 Pinyin version)

今天特地起了个大早
I woke up early today

想去菜市场逛一逛
Want to go to the market.

现在才早上七点
It’s just 7 am right now

买菜的人就已经这么多了
There are so many people here to buying food already

菜的种类也很丰富
The variety of vegetables is also rich

今天要买什么呢?
What to buy for today?

这个韭菜花多少钱一斤?
How much are the chives?

韭菜花七块
Chives 7 yuan

那我买一点吧,给你
I’ll buy some then, here

这些韭菜花很嫩的
These chives are very tender

你要不再来一点吧
Do you want some more?

不用了,我要用来炒豆腐干的
No, I want to fry them with dried tofu

称个两块五吧,还缺一点, 给你加点, 好吗?
It’s not enough for 2.5 yuan, still a bit less, I add more, is it okay?

好的
Okay

给你钱
Give you money

好的,请等一下
Okay, just a second


Here

老板娘,买一块老姜,这块
Boss, (I want to) buy one piece of ginger, this one

八块八
8.8 yuan

好的,我要了,给你
Okay, I buy it. Here is the money

卖菜的旁边就是卖鱼的
Next to the vegetable area, is fish area

接下来,我们要去买牛肉
Next, we are going to buy beef

少一点,少一点,切这里
Less, less, cut it here

这儿吗?
Here?

是的, 是的,这里
Yea, yea, here

麻烦再帮我切一下,可以吗?
Please help me cut it again, okay?

好的
Okay

请切得尽量小一点
Please cut it as small as possible

煮汤用的吗?
It’s for soup?

是的,煮汤用的
Yes, it’s for soup

现在的牛肉怎么这么贵,要四十五块一斤
The beef is really expensive now, it costs 45 yuan for 500 grams

不好意思,让我扫一下
Excuse-me, let me scan it

拿点茄子
(I will buy)some eggplants

再加一根
Add one more

多少钱?
How much?

四块半不到
Less then 4.5 yuan

啊?你说什么?
Ah? What did you say?

四块三角
4.3 yuan

四块三角,找你七角
4.3 yuan, give you change 7 jiao

是七角吗?
7 jiao?

是啊,四块三,找你七角嘛,对不对?
Yes, 4.3 yuan, the change is 7 jiao, right?

土豆多少钱一斤?
How much for 500 grams of potatoes?

哪一种?
Which one?

这个小的
The small ones

小的会贵一点,是本地产的,五块钱一斤
The small ones are a bit expensive, it’s produced here, 5 yuan for 500 grams.

看起来不太新鲜
It doesn’t look fresh

这个是我昨天晚上拿来的
I brought them here just last night

你可以自己看一看
You can have a look by yourself

你挑上面的就可以了
You can pick up the top ones

这些够不够?
Enough?

够了,我觉得
Yes, I think

这个换一下
(I want to ) Change it to another one

好了,就这些吧
Okay, that’s it

买几块豆腐
(I want to)buy several pieces of tofu

自己拿吗?
Pick up by myself?

我闻一下
Let me smell it

两块半
2.5 yuan

Okay啦,今天我们已经买了很多的菜啦
Okay, we’ve already bought lots of food today.

那今天的视频就到这里
That’s it for today’s video

你觉得中国的菜场怎么样呢?
What do you think of Chinese markets?

欢迎留言告诉我哦
Welcome to leave me a message

那我们下次再见喽
See you next time

拜拜
Byebye~

jīntiān tèdì qǐ le gè dàzǎo
I woke up early today

xiǎng qù càishìchǎng guàng yí guàng
Want to go to the market.

xiànzài cái zǎoshàng qī diǎn
It’s just 7 am right now

mǎicài de rén jiù yǐjīng zhème duō le
There are so many people here to buying food already

cài de zhǒnglèi yě hěn fēngfù
The variety of vegetables is also rich

jīntiān yào mǎi shénme ne ?
What to buy for today?

zhègè jiǔcàihuā duōshǎoqián yìjīn ?
How much are the chives?

jiǔcàihuā qī kuài
Chives 7 yuan

nà wǒ mǎiyìdiǎn ba,gěi nǐ
I’ll buy some then, here

zhèxiē jiǔcàihuā hěn nèn de
These chives are very tender

nǐ yào bú zài lái yì diǎn ba
Do you want some more?

bú yòng le,wǒ yào yònglái chǎo dòufǔgàn de
No, I want to fry them with dried tofu

chēng gè liǎng kuài wǔ ba ,hái quē yì diǎn , gěi nǐ jiā diǎn , hǎo ma ?
It’s not enough for 2.5 yuan, still a bit less, I add more, is it okay?

hǎo de
Okay

gěi nǐ qián
Give you money

hǎo de ,qǐng děng yí xià
Okay, just a second

gěi
Here

lǎo bǎn niáng ,mǎi yí kuài lǎo jiāng ,zhè kuài
Boss, (I want to) buy one piece of ginger, this one

bā kuài bā
8.8 yuan

hǎo de ,wǒ yào le ,gěi nǐ
Okay, I buy it. Here is the money

mài cài de páng biān jiù shì mài yú de
Next to the vegetable area, is fish area

jiē xià lái ,wǒmen yàoqù mǎi niúròu
Next, we are going to buy beef

shǎo yì diǎn ,shǎo yì diǎn ,qiē zhè lǐ
Less, less, cut it here

zhè ér ma ?
Here?

shì de , shì de ,zhè lǐ
Yea, yea, here

má fán zài bāng wǒ qiē yí xià ,kě yǐ ma ?
Please help me cut it again, okay?

hǎo de
Okay

qǐng qiē dé jìn liàng xiǎo yì diǎn
Please cut it as small as possible

zhǔ tāng yòng de ma ?
It’s for soup?

shì de ,zhǔ tāng yòng de
Yes, it’s for soup

xiàn zài de niú ròu zěnme zhème guì ,yào sì shí wǔ kuài yì jīn
The beef is really expensive now, it costs 45 yuan for 500 grams

bú hǎo yì sī ,ràng wǒ sǎo yī xià
Excuse-me, let me scan it

ná diǎn qié zǐ
(I will buy)some eggplants

zài jiā yì gēn
Add one more

duō shǎo qián ?
How much?

sì kuài bàn bú dào
Less than 4.5 yuan

á?nǐ shuō shén me ?
Ah? What did you say?

sì kuài sān jiǎo
4.3 yuan

sì kuài sān jiǎo ,zhǎo nǐ qī jiǎo
4.3 yuan, give you change 7 jiao

shì qī jiǎo ma ?
7 jiao?

shì ā ,sì kuài sān ,zhǎo nǐ qī jiǎo ma ,duì bú duì ?
Yes, 4.3 yuan, the change is 7 jiao, right?

tǔ dòu duō shǎo qián yì jīn ?
How much for 500 grams of potatoes?

nǎ yì zhǒng ?
Which one?

zhè gè xiǎo de
The small ones

xiǎo de huì guì yì diǎn ,shì běndì chǎn de ,wǔ kuàiqián yì jīn
The small ones are a bit expensive, it’s produced here, 5 yuan for 500 grams.

kànqǐlái bú tài xīnxiān
It doesn’t look fresh

zhègè shì wǒ zuótiān wǎnshàng nálái de
I brought them here just last night

nǐ kěyǐ zìjǐ kàn yí kàn
You can look at it yourself

nǐ tiāo shàngmiàn de jiù kěyǐ le
You can pick up the top ones

zhèxiē gòu bú gòu ?
Enough?

gòu le ,wǒ jué de
Yes, I think

zhègè huàn yí xià
(I want to ) Change it to another one

hǎo le ,jiù zhèxiē ba
Okay, that’s it

mǎi jǐ kuài dòufu
(I want to)buy several pieces of tofu

zìjǐ ná ma ?
Pick up by myself?

wǒ wén yí xià
Let me smell it

liǎng kuài bàn
2.5 yuan

Okaylā ,jīn tiān wǒmen yǐjīng mǎile hěnduō de cài lā
Okay, we’ve already bought lots of food today.

nà jīntiān de shìpín jiù dào zhèlǐ
That’s it for today’s video

nǐ juéde zhōngguó de càichǎng zěnmeyàng ne ?
What do you think of Chinese markets?

huān yíng liúyán gàosù wǒ o
Welcome to leave me a message

nà wǒmen xiàcì zàijiàn lou
See you next time

báibái
Byebye~

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