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EP10 It's too expensive!太贵了

EP10 It's too expensive!太贵了

How to say “Cheap” and “Expensive” in Chinese?

Use Chinese to say complex numbers;

Tips for Bargain in China;

Compulsive buying: What makes people buy?

Part I: Chinese 101

Dialogue

A:请问,这个怎么卖?

qǐng wèn,zhè gè zěn me mài ?

How much is this?

B:三千块,买吗?

sān qiān kuài ,mǎi ma?

3000 RMB, would you like to buy it? 

A:太贵了!可以便宜吗?

tài guì le!kě yǐ pián yì ma?

It's too expensive! Could it be cheaper?

B:不打折。

bù dǎ zhé 。

We have no discount.

Words and Expressions

【三千】sān qiān: three thousand

The Basic Numbers:

零一二三四五六七八九十

0、1、2、3、4、5、6、7、8、9、10

Líng;yī;èr;sān;sì;wǔ;liù;qī;bā;jiǔ;shí

The unit of numbers:

个、十、百、千、万、十万、百万、千万、亿

gè 、shí 、bǎi 、qiān 、wàn 、shí wàn 、bǎi wàn 、qiān wàn 、yì

Single; ten; hundred; thousand; ten thousand; million; ten million; a hundred million

【买】mǎi: buy

【打折】dǎ zhé: discount

可以打折吗? Is there any discount?

我给你打折吧。I will give you a discount.

【太】tài: too

Grammar: 太 (tài) is followed by an adjective or verb, which is frequently followed by 了 (le).The pattern is:太 Adj / V 了

太贵了! It's too expensive!

太便宜了! It's too cheap!

太好了! Great!

太辣了! It's too spicy!

【贵】guì: expensive

【便宜】pián yì: cheap

Part II: Language Tips

  • “砍价(kǎn jià)”: Tips of bargain in China

  • Fun Chinese “买买买”: Compulsive Buying and what makes people buy?

Part III: Story of the Day


EP10 It's too expensive!太贵了

网开一面:Show Leniency to People Who Make Mistakes

网开一面

wǎng kāi yī miàn

Show leniency to people who make mistakes

Nearly 4,000 years ago during the Xia Dynasty, a great tribal leader named Tang showed mercy to wildlife by cutting three sides of a net.

大约4000多年以前,在中国的夏朝时期,一位伟大的名叫汤的部落首领,斩断捕兽网的三面,给动物们一条生路。这展现了他的慈悲之心。

Literal meaning: to open one side of the net to let misled birds fly away

Explanation: show leniency to people who make mistakes

E.g

对于愿意改过自新的人,法官都愿意网开一面,给他们一次机会。

duì yú yuàn yì gǎi guò zì xīn de rén ,fǎ guān dōu yuàn yì wǎng kāi yī miàn ,gěi tā men yī cì jī huì .

The judges tend to show leniency to those people who make mistakes but show regret, and give them another chance.

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