Phrases to Learn for China's Street-Stall Economy

By That's, July 8, 2020

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If you haven’t heard, street stalls appear to be making a comeback in the Middle Kingdom. Whether you’re looking to buy products of dubious quality on a footbridge or want to set up a little stall of your own, here are a couple terms to learn, provided by the lovely ladies at aoe ChinEase.

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Street-stall economy
地摊经济
dìtān jīngjì

stall
地摊: dìtān

economy
经济: jīngjì

Example:

Are you going to set up a stall after work?
下班去摆地摊吗?
xiàbān qù bǎi dìtān ma? 

The money I earn in one month at the stall is more than my work salary.
摆地摊一个月赚的钱都比我的工资高。
bǎi dìtān yíge yuè zhuàn de qián dōu bǐ wǒ de gōngzī gāo.


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