(bǎi huò gōng sī zài nǎ ér ?)
Where is the department store?
百货公司 refers to a department store.
Breaking down the meaning of each word: 货 means goods, 百 means one hundred or a lot, and 公司 is a company. When these words are put together, the refer to a place where various commodities are sold, or a department store. Another term used is 百货商店 (băi huò shāng diàn). If you’re inquiring as to where the shopping mall is located, use 商场 (shāng chǎng) or 超级市场 (chāo jí shì chǎng) for supermarket or 夜市 (yè shì) for night market.
( jǐ lóu shì nǚ zhuāng?)
Which floor is the women’s section?
You can also use 女装 (nǚ zhuāng) for women’s wear or 男装 (nán zhuāng) for menswear. For other sections of the department store, you can use 化妆品 (huà zhuāng pǐn) for cosmetics, 家具 (jiā jù) for furniture, 家庭用品 (jiā tíng yòng pǐn) for housewares, 运动商品 (yùn dòng shāng pǐn) for sporting goods, 童装 (tóng zhuāng) for kids wear, 高尔夫/休闲用品 (gāo ěr fū /xiū xián yòng pǐn) for golf/leisure goods, 珠宝 (zhū bǎo) for jewelry and 进口商品 (jìn kǒu shāng pǐn) for imported goods.