Toll Free - U.S.& Canada:  1-800-521-8065   Hong Kong:  800-930-623   Australia:  1-800-779-835   Singapore:  800-130-1595  
United Kingdom:  0-800-047-0963   Switzerland:  0-800-563-178   Russia:  810-800-2189-4011   Israel:  1-809-494-225  
Germany:  0-800-180-0341   Italy:  800-785-323   Spain:  900-809-732   China:  400-990-0892  

Christmas Online Shopping in China

Dec. 8, 2009

Christmas Online Shopping in China

Key Learning Points (Preview):

网上购物 (wǎngshàng gòuwù) n Online shopping


热销 (rèxiāo) n Best seller


讨价还价(tǎojià huánjiàv To bargain


As the holiday season is coming up soon, the Christmas shopping frenzy is already around the corner. Will you do "网上购物 (wǎngshàng gòuwù) online shopping?" If so, you might be familiar with sites such as eBay and Amazon, but do you know Taobao? It is China's most popular online shopping site. According to Baidu Encyclopedia, Taobao' s "销量 (xiāoliàng) sales volume" accounts for 80% of China's online shopping market. In China, clothes, books, toys, and flowers are the "热销 (rèxiāo) hot selling" gifts online. Alipay is the "Paypal" in China, and is also an independent third-party payment platform.

"At the times of the '金融危机 (jīnróngwēijī)  financial crisis,' choosing a more economical way of shopping is necessary." Some China's online shopping "顾客 (gùkè) customers" commented. Compared with the traditional shopping methods, most people recognize that the "性价比 (xìngjiàbǐ) performance-to-price ratio" of online shopping is higher.

One unique feature of Taobao is that it offers an instant messenger called "Taobao Wangwang," where buyers can chat with their sellers. The customers can ask for specific product information, and "讨价还价 (tǎojià huánjià) bargain."

网上购物 (wǎngshàng gòuwù) n Online shopping


"网 (wǎng)" means network and "上 (shàng)" means on, so "网上 (wǎngshàng)" means on the internet. "购 (gòu)" means to buy and "物 ()" means thing, so "购物 (gòuwù)" means shopping. This phrase also can be used as a verb which means to shop online.




Yǒude hànyǔ xuéxízhě rènwéi, yīnggāi bǎ rúhé zài wǎngshàng gòuwù jiājìn AP zhōngwén de liànxí zhīzhōng.
Some Chinese learners consider that learning how to shop online should be included in AP Chinese practice.

热销 (rèxiāo) n Best seller


"热 ()" means hot and "销 (xiāo)" means to sell. This word also means to sell well.




Zhège xuéxiào de gè zhǒng duì wài hànyǔ kèchéng zhōng, shāngwù hànyǔ zuì  rèxiāo.
Among all kinds of the Chinese language courses of this school, the Business Chinese sells best.

讨价还价(tǎojià huánjiàv To bargain


"讨 (tǎo)" means to ask and "价 (jià)" means price, so "讨价 (tǎojià)" means to ask a price; "还价 (huánjià)" means to haggle.




Yǒu de gùkè bǎ tǎojià huánjià dàngzuò yì zhǒng gòuwù de lèqù. Some customers believe bargaining is a fun part of shopping.

生词 (shēngcí) Vocabulary:


销量 (xiāoliàng): n sales volume


礼物 (lǐwù): n gift


金融危机 (jīnróng wēijī): n financial crisis


顾客 (gùkè): n customer


性价比 (xìngjiàbǐ): n performance-to-price ratio


Got questions? Take a Free 1-on-1 live online lesson with our professional teachers from China.


Hello there, what entice you to post an article. This article was extremely interesting, especially since I was searching for thoughts on this subject last Thursday.

Hi Zona, thanks for writing to us! We choose the most current and popular topics to post our articles. If you have any suggestions, please also let us know. Thank you!

awesome post – i’m creating video about it and i will post it to youtube !
if you wana to help or just need a link send me email !

hm. hope to see same more info. Can we speake about it?

Hi Louisiana-436:
Thanks for writing to us. If you have any suggestions or comments about our blog, please feel free to contact me at (, and we can talk about your suggestions or ideas together. Hope to hear from you soon.


This is a good post, which features worthwhile information. If you invest your time in reading this, article it really worth it. This article starts in a perfect way. The author has full grip on the topic through out the article. I like the way in which writer has ended his article. It is not a regular useless post in which even writer is not sure that what exactly he wants to say.

Not perfectly caught some moments, but approximately pleasing

Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts.

Thanks so much for such a great blog, that was a nice reading!

I found this post at Facebook website, someone send it to me. After reading, I then clicked Like then reshared it.

Wow, wonderful blog post! I even have shown this to my friends!

Goog information, allowed me to add you to my bookmark.

In it something is. Clearly, many thanks for the help in this question.

Good brief and this enter helped me alot in my college assignement. Gratefulnes.

The author, I thank for a post, the theme for me is actual, I will add your site in bookmarks!

I have read some of yur posts and I can say that I definitely like them.

I found your blog on Google and found your blog very interesting i would like to have more information about it so can you please give me some more details.

There are many interesting here. Hope to see some more in future

Bravo, very good idea

I’m glad that I’ve found your web site.
Nice post! i love it. Great article:) thanks for sharing this information. You guys do a great website

Enjoyed reading/following your page.Please keep it coming. Cheers!

Thanks for this post, it is great

Resources like the one you mentioned here will be very useful to me! I will post a link to this page on my blog. I am sure my visitors will find that very useful.

A number of really interesting information and facts here. I was not really sure whether you are aware or not but it does look like your footer is overlapping to some extent. Must be a specific thing within the program code not really quite right. Anyway, good web log you own here and you unquestionably are not able to overcom wordpress for a Website cms program.

I am so happy to read this. This is the kind of info that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that is at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this beneficial content.

Undoubtedly, one of the best article l have come across on this precious topic. I quite agree with your conclusions and will eagerly look forward to your coming updates.

I should agree with the above commenter, the simple fact that information and guidance such as you provide is now commonly avaliable does mean we all find ourselves that much more encouraged as compared to a number of years ago.

I am take an interest in this issue. Thank you. Is Christmas popular with Chinese?

Hi, I was wondering if I could quote your site for a report I am writing?

next time go through earlier than post

Thanks for your support,Armando. You can quote the articles you like as long as you provide a linkback or indicate the source. Copyright All rights reserved.

There are some fascinating deadlines on this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There may be some validity but I’ll take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we wish more! Added to FeedBurner as effectively

Good post. I study one thing tougher on completely different blogs everyday. It’s going to at all times be stimulating to learn content material from other writers and observe slightly something from their store. I’d favor to use some with the content material on my blog whether you don’t mind. Natually I’ll offer you a link in your web blog. Thanks for sharing.

Hi, Your theme is looking great, just liked it.

It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d definitely donate to this brilliant blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will talk about this website with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

I have tried many other services but yours appeared to be the best. Lots of thanks.

I do not even know the way I stopped up here, however I thought this publish was good. I don’t realize who you might be however certainly you’re going to a famous blogger when you are not already. Cheers!

Write a comment

Blog Search
Sign up for a free trial now!
Get a FREE live 1-on-1 lesson and a FREE e-book. Complete the form below:
Subscribe This Blog
Sign Up for Our Newsletter
Sample Newsletter