Chinese Lessons: Renting an Apartment in China

How Much Is The Rental Per Month? by AskBenny

Renting an Apartment by Teacher James

Rent House by AskBenny

Rent House 2 by AskBenny

Intermediate: “租房” by CLSPod

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Simple-Chinese.com Lesson Lesson 21: Renting Apartment

This written lesson contains a vocabulary list and dialog in both Chinese and English.

Other Video Lessons

Written Lessons

Vocabulary

Type of Buildings(?)

  • 多层住宅 – low rise
  • 小高层住宅 – medium(?) rise
  • 高层住宅 – high rise
  • 别墅
  • 排屋
  • 公寓
  • 商住楼
  • 商铺
  • 厂房
  • 库房
  • 车库

Features/Amenities of an apartment

  • 厨房
  • 家具
  • 有线电视
  • 宽带网
  • 电话
  • 热水器
  • 电视机
  • 空调
  • 洗衣机
  • 冰箱
  • 煤气
  • 暖气
  • 汽车库
  • 通水
  • 通气
  • 通电
  • 数字电视
  • 冰箱
  • 沙发
  • 衣柜
  • 厨具
  • 桌子
  • 椅子
  • 防盗门
  • 密封阳台
  • 汽车位
  • 电梯
  • 地下室
  • 花园

Nciku Vocab Lists

How to write Apartment in Chinese by Xi Chen

Room Vocab by by ChineseClass101.com

Where do you live? by Chinese-Tools.com

This short dialog lesson has vocabulary to distinguish between a building (楼房) or a one story house (平房).

Listening Comprehension Practice

康熙来了 2008-02-12 租房给明星好不好

This is a cute skit about two sisters renting an apartment, one of which is crazy about Korean boys. Their pronunciation isn’t that great, but the video is funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y39FdM06JRY

Renting a House by MandarinTube

This is video is hilarious!

Renting an Apartment by EZY Chinese

Apartment tour translated into Chinese

An American landlord gives a walk-through of an apartment while the Chinese resident interprets in Mandarin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fLJFHBJ46w

Related info about Renting in China

Information in English about Renting an Apartment in China

Real Estate Rental Websites (especially ones for Chengdu)

Beware of unscrupulous rental agents. Physically visit the apartment and sign a contract directly with the owner, not just with the agent.

Negotiating the Price by Teacher James

Related Lessons

Ayi by Mandarin Network

Inquiry About Hotel Or Serviced Apartment by AskBenny

Making an appointment by Active Chinese

Intermediate: “Housing Market in China” by ChineseClass101.com

Having lived in Beijing for a year, it’s fun to hear the Beijing “er 口音” accent.

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Advanced: “Buying a House” by Popup Chinese

Having lived in Beijing for a year, it’s fun to hear the Beijing “er 口音” accent.

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Newbie: “Moving” by ChinesePod

Contains a short dialog about one friend telling another friend that he is moving to Canada.

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  1. Hello trudat. I really appreciate your post as it was really helpful for me to practice my Chinese skills and to find my house in Beijing. I hope that you will post further posts like this so users can practice their Chinese and implement it right away in their daily life.

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