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Eric: Top 25 Chinese Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 25- How much is this? in Chinese. In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Chinese learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “how much is this?” In Chinese this is
Cho: 这个多少钱?
The first word in the question is
Cho: 这个
Eric: meaning “this” in English.
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 这个
Eric: Listen again and repeat.
Cho: 这个
{Pause}
Eric: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Cho: 多少
Eric: meaning “how much” or “how many.”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 多少
Eric: Now repeat.
Cho: 多少
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Cho: 这个多少
Eric: Next,
Cho: 钱
Eric: meaning “money.”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 钱
Eric: Listen again and repeat.
Cho: 钱
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Cho: 这个多少钱?
{pause}
Eric: Master the following pattern and responses to the question “how much is this?”
Cho: 五十块人民币。
Eric: "It's 50 Yuan.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Cho: (Slow) 五十块人民币。
{pause}
Eric: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Cho: 五十
Eric: means “fifty.”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 五十
Eric: Now repeat
Cho: 五十
{Pause}
Eric: And next,
Cho: 块
Eric: a measure word for Chinese money
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 块
Eric:Now repeat.
Cho: 块
Eric: And next
Cho: 人民币
Eric: meaning Yuan
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 人民币
Eric:Now repeat.
Cho: 人民币
{Pause}
Eric: Listen to the speaker say, “it's 50 Yuan”, and then repeat.
Cho: 五十块人民币。
{pause}
Eric: To expand on the pattern, replace 50 with 100.
Cho: 一百
Eric: 100
Cho: (slow) 一百 (regular) 一百
Eric: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 100.
Cho: 一百块人民币。
Eric: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 50 with 100. Say, “it's 100 Yuan.”
{pause}
Cho: 一百块人民币。
Eric: To use a different phrase, replace 100 with 2,000.
Cho: 两千
Eric: 2,000
Cho: (slow) 两千 (regular) 两千
Eric: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 2,000.
Cho: 两千块人民币。
Eric: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 100 with 2,000. Say, “it's 2000 Yuan.”
{pause}
Cho: 两千块人民币。
Eric: To expand on the pattern, replace 2,000 with 200.
Cho: 两百
Eric: 200
Cho: (slow) 两百 (regular) 两百
Eric: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 200
Cho: 两百块人民币。
Eric: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 2,000 with 200. Say, “it's 200 Yuan.”
{pause}
Cho: 两百块人民币。
Eric: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting China and someone asks you how much something is. It is 50 Yuan. Respond to the question.
Cho: 这个多少钱? (five seconds) 五十块人民币。
Eric: Now imagine It's 100 Yuan. Respond to the question.
Cho: 这个多少钱? (five seconds) 一百块人民币。
Eric: Imagine It's 2000 Yuan. Answer the speaker's question.
Cho: 这个多少钱? (five seconds) 两千块人民币。
Eric: Now imagine It’s 200 Yuan. Respond to the question.
Cho: 这个多少钱? (five seconds) 两百块人民币。
Eric: Now you want to learn how much something is. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Cho: 这个多少钱?
{pause}
Eric: This is the end of Lesson 25

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Choose an object you recently bought and try to answer the question 'How much is this?' in Chinese!

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你好 robert groulx!


不用谢。(Bú yòng xiè.) = No need for thanks. You're welcome. 😇


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robert groulx
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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite phrase is 这个多少钱?


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Hi, Robin,


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Keep on working~


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Robin
Wednesday at 05:27 PM
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I love this series. I'll do other lesson and then return to this as review. Thanks for putting together this series.