Learning : Let's Bargain - Too Expensive! Cheaper!
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Abstract : This one is too expensive! Cheaper! Sounds like a fight? Not at all! Just two people bargaining – the Chinese way! Apart from confidence and persistence, you’ll need to know the right words in order to enter into your first battle with the locals when it comes to bargaining the prices down! Learn the local way with Benny here!

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Hi, dàjiā hǎo, huānyíng lái Bennysland, wǒ shì Benny, nǐmen hǎo ma? (Hello everyone, welcome to Bennysland, I am Benny, how are you guys?) Today our experience is about some basic Bargain and function words. You will be able to bargain with the locals and possibly get some low low prices from them after this Experience! First word of this experience:

zhège

这个

this one

guì

expensive

piányi

便宜

cheap

shǒujī

手机

mobile phone

tài

too


FOR EXAMPLE:

Zhège hěn guì.

This one is very expensive.

这个很贵。

Nàge hěn piányi.

That one is very cheap.

那个很便宜。

Zhège shǒujī hěn guì.

This mobile phone is very expensive.

这个手机很贵。

Zhège DVD yě hěn piányi.

This DVD is very cheap, too.

这个DVD也很便宜。


These words are definitely not enough to get the price you want, so let me tell you 2 more local sayings:

Tài guì le.

Too expensive.

太贵了。

Piányi yīdiǎn?

Cheaper?

便宜一点?


Here “yīdiǎn” means “a little” therefore literally this saying means “A little cheaper?”

Ok, after bargaining, let us learn how to ask “why” and its response.

wèishénme

为什么

why (put in the beginning or after subject)

yīnwèi

因为

because


FOR EXAMPLE:

Wèishénme zhège hěn guì?

Why is this one very expensive?

为什么这个很贵?

Yīnwèi zhège hěn hǎo.

Because this one is very good.

因为这个很好。


All right guys, we learned a lot in this experience. Feeling confident? Now go outside and try it out! See how “low” you can go! See you next time, zàijiàn!

 

It's easy as ABC!

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qiāo

extort/knock/to strike/to knock (at a door)/to hit

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