故宫快闪店卖断货 Forbidden City souvenirs in high demand at Beijing pop-up shop - China Plus

故宫快闪店卖断货 Forbidden City souvenirs in high demand at Beijing pop-up shop

Gao Huiying China Plus Published: 2018-02-09 13:49:45
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故宫快闪店卖断货 Forbidden City souvenirs in high demand at Beijing pop-up shop

Souvenirs(纪念品) from the Palace Museum(故宫), more commonly known as the Forbidden City, are in high demand(需求) at a pop-up shop(快闪店) in Beijing, with most products(产品) sold out during the first weekend after its opening(开放), reports Chinanews.com.

故宫快闪店卖断货 Forbidden City souvenirs in high demand at Beijing pop-up shop

The pop-up shop opened in Sanlitun on February 2 as part of the museum's Chinese New Year celebrations. Different(不同的) cultural events(文化活动) will be held at the shop each day until it closes(关闭) on March 4.

故宫快闪店卖断货 Forbidden City souvenirs in high demand at Beijing pop-up shop

Products for sale include calendars(台历), adhesive tapes(胶带), jigsaw puzzles(七巧板), mugs(马克杯), and jewelry(珠宝) with designs from the museum's collections. Traditional Chinese snacks(中国传统小吃) are also on sale(销售).

故宫快闪店卖断货 Forbidden City souvenirs in high demand at Beijing pop-up shop

The shop has been a popular(受欢迎的) attraction since it opened last week, especially among young people. The products have become popular gifts for the upcoming Chinese New Year.

故宫快闪店卖断货 Forbidden City souvenirs in high demand at Beijing pop-up shop

Chen Gang, an employee working for the Palace Museum's snack brand, said the pop-up shop saw some 4,000 customers(顾客) per day during its first weekend. "Most products were soon sold out, and we had to urgently restock them on Monday," said Chen.

故宫快闪店卖断货 Forbidden City souvenirs in high demand at Beijing pop-up shop

This is the first time that the museum has opened a pop-up shop. Chen said they chose the Sanlitun area in Beijing because(因为) it is a popular destination(去处) in the city for shopping, dining, and entertainment. He added that the museum may open pop-up shops in other cities. 

故宫快闪店卖断货 Forbidden City souvenirs in high demand at Beijing pop-up shop

The Palace Museum is also planning lectures(演讲), digital exhibitions(展览), theme restaurants(主题餐厅), and book stores(书店) to further promote traditional Chinese culture.

词汇 Words:

[jì niàn pǐn] 纪念品 souvenir
[xū qiú] 需求 demand
[chǎn pǐn] 产品 product
[xiāo shòu] 销售 sale
[gù kè] 顾客 customer
[qù chù] 去处 destination
[kāi fàng] 开放 open
[guān bì] 关闭 close

重点词汇 Key word:

卖 <动词 v.> 

  • Sell
    E.g. Zhè dōngxi shǎo yī fēnqián yě bú mài。
    这东西少一分钱也不卖。
    I won't sell it for a cent less.

  • Make a living by one's labour, skill, etc.
    E.g. Tā kào màichàng guòhuó。
    他靠卖唱过活。
    He makes a living by singing.

  • Exert to the utmost; spare no effort
    E.g. Tā kěnéng yǒu diǎn màn,dàn quèshì gè kěn màilìqì de rén。
    她可能有点慢,但却是个肯卖力气的人。
    She may be slow, but she always does her best.

  • Show off
    E.g. Zhè běn shū biǎoxiàn chū xuéshù shuǐpíng yòu bú gùyì màinòng xuéwèn。
    这本书表现出学术水平又不故意卖弄学问。
    The book is a demonstration of scholarship without pedantry.

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