I'm very glad I found this website. Just a few months ago I've started learning Mandarin Chinese by myself and right now I'm in Sichuan. I try applying my little knowledge in daily life, but it's not easy ...also of course because they don't speak "proper" Mandarin here, but their craaazy dialect instead ...I'm trying anyways :) A few things I'd like to know but was not able to find in dictionaries / through Google:
Let's say there's a fruit vendor and I want to tell her/him that I'd like "one of these" ...so far I've said sth like "这个。。。一个“ - and felt completely stupid doing so. Please help me say it propberly!
Same situation, but I want a bigger/smaller fruit of what he/she's holding in their hand. sth like "a bigger/smaller one, please"
When at a shop, asking for a specific item - "Do you have...?" Could I say 这里有。。。吗？ and/or does even the literal translation 你们有。。。吗？ make sense?
and finally: "I only speak a tiny bit Chinese."