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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Chinese Season 1, Lesson 11 - How to Read Prices. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to read prices in Chinese.
Body
Eric: Here's how to say "One Yuan." in Chinese.
Cho: [Normal] 一元。(yī yuán)
Eric: First is a number meaning "one"
Cho: [Normal] 一 [Slow] 一 (yī)
Eric: Last is the word for "Chinese Yuan"
Cho: [Normal] 元 [Slow] 元(yuán)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "One Yuan."
Cho: [Slow] 一元。 [Normal] 一元。
Eric: Ok, now let's see the way to say "Ten Yuan."
Cho: [Normal] 十元钱。(shí yuán qián.)
Eric: First is a number for "ten"
Cho: [Normal] 十 [Slow] 十 (shí)
Eric: Next is a word meaning "Chinese Yuan"
Cho: [Normal] 元 [Slow] 元(yuán)
Eric: Last is the word for "money"
Cho: [Normal] 钱 [Slow] 钱(qián)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "Ten Yuan."
Cho: [Slow] 十元钱。 [Normal] 十元钱。
Eric: As you can see, you can add the word...
Cho: 钱
Eric:...when counting currency.
Eric: Next up is the way to say "Fifty-five Yuan and six Jiao."
Cho: [Normal] 五十五块六角。(wǔshíwǔ kuài liù jiǎo.)
Eric: First is the number "fifty-five"
Cho: [Normal] 五十五 [Slow] 五十五(wǔshíwǔ)
Eric: Next is a different word that also means "Chinese Yuan"
Cho: [Normal] 块 [Slow] 块(kuài)
Eric: Next is the number for "six"
Cho: [Normal] 六 [Slow] 六(liù)
Eric: Last is the word meaning "Chinese Jiao". One jiao is one-tenth of a yuan.
Cho: [Normal] 角 [Slow] 角(jiǎo)
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning "Fifty-five Yuan and six Jiao."
Cho: [Slow] 五十五块六角。 [Normal] 五十五块六角。
Eric: Finally, here is a way to say "Twenty-six Yuan and seven Jiao."
Cho: [Normal] 二十六元七角钱。(èrshíliù yuán qī jiǎoqián.)
Eric: First is the number "twenty-six"
Cho: [Normal] 二十六 [Slow] 二十六(èrshíliù)
Eric: Next is the word meaning “Chinese Yuan"
Cho: [Normal] 元 [Slow] 元(yuán)
Eric: Next is the number "seven"
Cho: [Normal] 七 [Slow] 七(qī)
Eric: Last is the word meaning "Chinese Jiao"
Cho: [Normal] 角钱 [Slow] 角钱(jiǎqián)
Eric: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning "Twenty-six Yuan and seven Jiao."
Cho: [Slow] 二十六元七角钱。 [Normal] 二十六元七角钱。
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Cho: Do you know how to read years like 1950 in Chinese? You might think it would be long and difficult, but actually, it’s super easy. You don’t have to say shíjiǔ-wǔshí, which is 19-50, or yīqiān-jiǔbǎi-wǔshí, which is 1000-900-50. All you need to do is say it number by number, just like a telephone number. So it could be 1-9-5-0 (one, nine, five, zero), or in Chinese, yī jiǔ wǔ líng, and then nián, the noun for year. In Chinese, the year 1950 is.. yī jiǔ wǔ líng nián.

Outro

Eric: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Cho: 再见。

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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How well do you know your numbers in Chinese? Practice writing quantities in the comments.

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Wednesday at 02:58 AM
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Hello Hannah,


Thank you for your comment. Very good!


The measure word for 毛衣 is 件 jiàn. To respond, we can simply repeat the subject, then add the amount and say 这件毛衣二十九元八角钱, or just the amount 二十九元八角钱.


If you have any questions, please let us know.


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Hannah
Tuesday at 07:39 PM
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这个毛衣多少钱?

这是二十九元八角钱。


is this a good example?😄

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Hello robert groulx,


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robert groulx
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thank you for the lesson



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Hi, Efrem,


Thank you for your comment.

So do you know how to count CNY140 in Chinese?


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