Often the bread can be quite sweet when bought in Suguo. There are some loaves that aren’t so trial and error is the best method for finding them. For savory whole loaves, specialized bakeries are the answer.
If the item you’re looking for isn’t obvious, bring a photo with you rather than a translated phrase. Show a staff member the picture, more often than not, they will be of some assistance. Makes life just a little bit easier!
If you don’t want to buy a half watermelon, do as many Chinese and tap the melon. If the melon sounds hollow when tapped close to the ear, it should be fairly ripe whereas a mushy, dull sound indicates it’s either over or under ripe.