Chapter 1. advice to rent an apartment
I want to ask you for a favor. I want to rent an apartment here in Beijing, but as a foreigner, I don’t know the normal practice. Can you give me some advice?
First, why don’t you tell me what you need, such as how big a room, where you want to live, whether you want to live downtown, and what you like to do. Then I can figure out which apartment is most suitable for you.
I am a student and want to live in Haidian, so that I can live close to my school. I like to play soccer and I like a quiet apartment so I can study.
I think that an apartment with two rooms and a kitchen would suit your needs. I can introduce you to a place for rent near your school. The apartment is on the 7th floor, so it is very quiet and suitable for studying.
That sounds great!
You can also go to the school’s sports field to play soccer, and if you’re lucky you might make some Chinese friends there. It is right near the market and has comfortable facilities.
Thank you so much. That’s very kind of you.