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Chinese Lesson 12: I want to exchange $100.

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In Chinese Lesson 12, it is also the twelfth lesson. We will study both the sentence " I want to exchange $100." and some useful words.

Sentence Pattern

我想换一百美元。(Wǒ xiǎng huàn yìbǎi měiyuán.):
I want to exchange $100.

Words
1.(huàn):[v]to exchange
2.美元(měiyuán):[proper n]U.S. Dollar
3.多少(duōshǎo):[pron]how many; how much
4.人民币(rénmínbì):[proper n]Renminbi
5.(quantifier):unit of money
6.(qǔ):[v]to withdraw
7.(kuài):[quantifier]used as a unit of money
8.(qián):[n]money
9.(shāo):[adv]a little
10.(děng):[v]to wait

Background
Dachuan accidently breaks the TV in his dorm room when exercising with a dumbbell. He goes to the bank to withdraw money to buy a new one.

Dialogue One

Nǐhǎo! Wǒ xiǎng huàn yìbǎi měiyuán.
你好!我想换一百美元。
Qǐngwèn kěyǐ huàn duōshǎo rénmínbì?
请问可以换多少人民币?
Hello. I want to exchange one hundred U.S. dollars for RMB. What is the exchange rate?

Nǐhǎo! Kěyǐ huàn bābǎi yuán rénmínbì.
你好!可以换八百元人民币。
You can exchange 100 U.S. dollars for 800 RMB.

Background
After returning to the dorm, Gao Qiang, Dachuan's roommate, discovers that the TV is broken. He goes to bank to withdraw money as well, and there he runs into Dachuan.

Dialogue Two

Nǐhǎo! Wǒ xiǎng qǔ bābǎi kuài qián.
你好!我想取八百块钱。
Hello! I want to withdraw 800 hundred yuan for U.S. dollars.

Hǎo de, qǐng shāoděng.
好的,请稍等。
Ok. Wait a moment.

Xièxie!
谢谢!
Thanks.

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