第十课 买手机 Lesson Ten: Buying a Mobile Phone (1)
CRI reporter: Andrea Hunt
Andrea: If you’re new to China, the first thing you’ll gonna do is to activate your cell phone. Whether it’s to call your family and let them know that you’ve arrived in one piece, or to let your friends know how great Beijing nightlife is, you’ll gonna want to get back in touch. Now, if you already have a GSM phone, you can unlock it and simply buy a local SIM card, if not, let’s put some mandarin into use. Buying a phone here is pretty easy, as it is China, it’s a product that can be found absolutely everywhere.
Now today I picked a mobile phone store as it’s nearby where I work. There are all different kinds of phones. So if you see one you like, there are some common questions you can ask. Let’s go to check it out.
(At mobile phone store)
GRAPHIC FLASH: 这款手机能上网吗？这this, 款 a measure word for mobile phone here, 手机 mobile phone, 能 can or could, 上网 to go online, 吗 a particle coming at the end of the sentence suggesting this is a question, 这款手机能上网吗？Does this mobile phone have Internet access?
GRAPHIC FLASH: 这款手机保修多长时间？这款手机 this mobile phone, 保修 warranty, 时间 time, 多长时间 how long, 这款手机保修多长时间？What is the warranty on the phone?
Andrea: Here is one more important thing, make sure the serial code on the phone, which can be found by taking out the battery, matches the number on the side of the box. Everything looks ok? Go and complete your purchase, and hang on to that receipt. Now I’ll off to get a SIM card.