Every year, millions of people come to China, either for business, study or travel. No matter what kind of objective you have, once you are in China there’s no doubt that you have to deal with money. This article will give you an overall guide!
Chinese currency is called 元yuán (or rénmínbì), and people put ‘kuài’ after the number for the amount of money, such as “three kuài.” But it’s far from enough to say you’ll be fine with money in China. So, let’s have a look at what kind of word, phrase or sentence you might be confronted with.
|Coin - yìng bì 硬币||ATM - tí kuǎn jī 提款机|
|Tip - xiǎo fèi 小费||Wallet - qián bāo 钱包|
|Credit card - xìn yòng kǎ 信用卡||Receipt - fā piào 发票|
|Check / Cheque - zhī piào 支票||Dollar - měiyuán 美元|
|Cash in - xiàn jīn 现金||Bill - chāo piào 钞票|
|Small change - líng qián 零钱||Deposit - yā jīn 押金|
In this part, we will see the following situations when you need to deal with money, such as to ask for the bill, to break change or to ask for the price, etc. There are altogether 6 situations.
1. Ask for the bill:
- Hello, check please.
Pinyin: Nǐhǎo, mǎidān. 你好，买单。
2. Ask for the price:
- How much per hour?
Pinyin: yí ge xiǎoshí duōshao qián? 一个小时多少钱？
3. Break into change:
- Break (a large bill or note) into small change
Pinyin: huànchéng língqián 换成零钱
4. Problem with the change:
- The change is wrong
Pinyin: zhǎo de qián bú duì. 找的钱不对。
5. Collect money/ Ask for receipt:
- Collect money
Pinyin: shōu qián收钱
6. Problem with money:
- I have lost my wallet
Pinyin: wǒ de qiánbāo diū le. 我的钱包丢了。
7. Ask for a discount:
- Do you have discount?
Pinyin: Nǐmen dǎzhé ma? 你们打折吗？
- Can you give me cheaper price?
Pinyin: Kěyǐ piànyi yīdiǎnr ma? 可以便宜一点儿吗？
Now you have know some Chinese vocabulary about money. If you still have questions, If you still have questions, contact us here and let our teachers help you!