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Chinese Vocabulary & example (Buying book)

Posted by sophia1813 November 23, 2009 in the Group General Discussion.

Tags: basic, book, buy, shopping, shop, want, common word, useful, chinese

Traditional Chinese Version:

 

When you want to buy book in the book shop, you can use the following words:

你好 Hello

想  want

買  Buy

書  Book

多少 how much / how many

元  dollars

錢  money

 

例子example:

Q:你好,我想買這本書,請問多少錢?

Q:Hello, I want to buy this book, how much is it?

A:三十元

A:Thirty dollars.

 

Note:

In the example, 本 is the quantifier of the book. 1本書,2本書,3本書...

請問 means "may I ask". It can be cancel in the sentence. But it is more polite if you use 請問 to ask question.

 

Simplified  Chinese Version:

 

When you want to buy book in the book shop, you can use the following words:

你好 Hello

想  want

买  Buy

书  Book

多少 how much / how many

元  dollars

钱  money

 

例子example:

Q:你好,我想买这本书,请问多少钱?

Q:Hello, I want to buy this book, how much is it?

A:三十元

A:Thirty dollars.

 

Note:

In the example, is the quantifier of the book. 1本书,2本书,3本书...

请问 means "may I ask". It can be cancel in the sentence. But it is more polite if you use 请问 to ask question.

 

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I come from China Hong Kong. My mother language is not Chinese, it's Cantonese. But in wiriting, they are same.

Anyway, I am not good English. If you find any mistake in the text, please tell me. I want to improve my English and improve your Chinese! =]

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