Happy Chinese(快乐汉语) is an entertaining, fun and easy Chinese series. In Season I, we will focus on daily life Chinese. It will helps the foreigners not only just know what to say, but also how to use it. 快乐汉语系列一《日常生活汉语》主要教授在中国家庭生活及学校生活中的日常用语。我们将以情景剧的方式帮助大家理解和掌握这些句子。


How much a piece?
If you want to ask about a price in Chinese, the simplest way is: “How much is it?” What should we answer? The Chinese currency is called “Renminbi”, which has three denominations. Their values and names are as follows: 1yuan = 10jiao = 100fen. But in spoken Chinese, “yuan” and “jiao” often read “kuai” and “mao”.

How much is this bottle of wine?
368 yuan.
When the number does not end with a numerical classifier, the last classifiers “shi”, “bai”, “qian” can be omitted. Examples: 110 can be pronounced as “yi bai yi”; 1100 can be pronounced as “yi qian yi”; 11000 can be pronounced as “yi wan yi”.