Learn Words Related to Money & Shopping in Chinese

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Money Shopping in Chinese | Learn Chinese Vocabulary with NihaoCafe

Learn all the terms related to money and shopping in Chinese, so that next time you need to buy some new items, you know how to express yourself in Mandarin.

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shopping money | 钱 Qián money| chinese nihaocafe

qián

money

这些东西一共多少钱?

Zhè xiē dōngxi yīgòng duōshao qián?

How much do these things cost in total?

 MEASURE WORD  块 kuài

shopping money |  Yuán 元 Yuan  | chinese nihaocafe

yuán

Chinese yuan
(unit of money)

这杯咖啡三十元。

Zhè bēi kāfēi sānshí yuán.

This cup of coffee is thirty yuan.

shopping money | Kuài 块 "bucks" | chinese nihaocafe

kuài

m.w. for money and currency units

她付了600块(钱)。

Tā fù le liùbǎi kuài (qián).

She paid 600 yuan.

shopping money | Rénmínbì 人民币  | chinese nihaocafe

人民币

Rénmínbì

RMB (Chinese yuan, official name)

她为那件衣服支付了600元人民币。

Tā wèi nà jiàn yīfu zhīfù le liùbǎi yuán rénmínbì.

She paid 600 yuan for that dress.

 MEASURE WORD  张  zhāng

shopping money |  购物 Gòuwù shopping / to shop  | chinese nihaocafe

购物

gòuwù

shopping / to shop

现在很多年轻人都喜欢在网上购物。

Xiànzài hěn duō niánqīngrén dōu xǐhuan zài wǎngshàng gòuwù.

Many young people now like to shop online.

shopping money | Mǎidān 买单 Pay the bill | chinese nihaocafe

买单

mǎidān

to pay the bill

今天的晚饭我来买单。

Jīntiān de wǎnfàn wǒ lái mǎidān.

I’ll pay the bill for today’s dinner.

shopping money | 付 Fù To pay | chinese nihaocafe

to pay

这次你付钱,下次我付钱。

Zhè cì nǐ fù qián, xià cì wǒ fù qián.

You pay this time, I will pay next time.

shopping money | 付 Fù To pay | chinese nihaocafe

支付

zhīfù

to pay / to make a payment

现在都用支付宝和微信支付。

Xiànzài dōu yòng Zhīfùbǎo hé Wēixìn zhīfù.

Now everyone pays with Alipay and WeChat.

shopping money | Jiāoyì 交易 transaction | chinese nihaocafe

付款

fù kuǎn

to make a payment

你点这里直接付款就行了。

Nǐ diǎn zhèlǐ zhíjiē fù kuǎn jiù xíng le.

Just click here to pay directly.

shopping money |  购买 Gòumǎi to buy  | chinese nihaocafe

购买

gòumǎi

to buy

他家前几天购买了一台电脑。

Tā jiā qián jǐ tiān gòumǎile yī tái diànnǎo.

His family bought a computer a few days ago.

shopping money | 刷卡 Shuākǎ to swipe a card | chinese nihaocafe

刷卡

shuākǎ

to pay with a card

我今天刷卡刷了1000元。

Wǒ jīntiān shuākǎ shuāle yīqiān yuán.

I paid 1,000 yuan with my card today.

shopping money |Yínháng kǎ 银行卡 bank card | chinese nihaocafe

银行卡

yínhángkǎ

bank card

我的银行卡不见了。

Wǒ de yínhángkǎ bùjiàn le.

My bank card is missing.

 MEASURE WORD  张  zhāng

shopping money | Xiànjīn 现金 cash | chinese nihaocafe

现金

cash

可以用现金吗?

Kěyǐ yòng xiànjīn ma?

Can I pay with cash?

shopping money | Língqián 零钱 small change | chinese nihaocafe

零钱

língqián

small change

不好意思,我没有零钱。

Bù hǎoyìsi, wǒ méiyǒu língqián.

Sorry, I have no change.

shopping money | Xiǎo piào 小票 Receipt | chinese nihaocafe

小票

xiǎopiào

receipt

 这是您的小票。

Zhè shì nín de xiǎopiào.

This is your receipt.

 MEASURE WORD  张  zhāng

shopping money | Jiāoyì 交易 transaction | chinese nihaocafe

交易

jiāoyì

transaction

银行提醒我交易失败。

Yínháng tíxǐng wǒ jiāoyì shībài.

The bank notified me that the transaction failed.

 MEASURE WORD  次 cì

shopping money | Piányí 便宜 cheap | chinese nihaocafe

便宜

piányí

cheap

这件衣服真不便宜。

Zhè jiàn yīfu zhēn bù piányi.

This dress is really not cheap.

shopping money | 贵 Guì expensive | chinese nihaocafe

guì

expensive

贵有贵的道理。

Guì yǒu guì de dàolǐ.

It’s expensive for a reason.

shopping money | 打折 Dǎzhé discount | chinese nihaocafe

打折

dǎzhé

to give a discount / discount

商场最近打折,你要去看看吗?

Shāngchǎng zuìjìn dǎzhé, nǐ yào qù kàn kàn ma?

There has been a sale at the mall recently, do you want to go and take a look?

shopping money | 价钱 Jiàqián price | chinese nihaocafe

价钱

jiàqián

price

价钱便宜不等于商品质量不好。

Jiàqián piányi bù děngyú shāngpǐn zhìliàng bù hǎo.

Cheap price does not mean poor quality of goods.

shopping money | Shōu huò 收货 to receive goods | chinese nihaocafe

收货

shōu huò

to receive goods

请在这里写一下你的收货地址。

Qǐng zài zhèlǐ xiě yīxià nǐ de shōu huò dìzhǐ.

Please write your delivery address here.

shopping money | Kuàidì 快递 express delivery | chinese nihaocafe

快递

kuàidì

express delivery

您的快递到了。

Nín de kuàidì dàole.

Your courier has arrived.

 MEASURE WORD  个 gè

shopping money | Sùliào dài 塑料袋 plastic bag | chinese nihaocafe

塑料袋

sùliàodài

plastic bag

现在很多商店已经不用塑料袋了。

Xiànzài hěn duō shāngdiàn yǐjīng bù yòng sùliào dài le.

Many shops no longer use plastic bags.

 MEASURE WORD  个 gè

shopping money | Fù 富 Rich | chinese nihaocafe

rich

这个地方有很多富人。

Zhè gè dìfāng yǒu hěn duō fùrén.

There are many rich people in this place.

shopping money | 富有 Fùyǒu Wealthy | chinese nihaocafe

富有

fùyǒu

wealthy / rich

他家是做生意的,所以非常富有。

Tā jiā shì zuò shēngyì de, suǒyǐ fēicháng fùyǒu.

His comes from a family of businessmen, so he is very rich.

shopping money | Bàijiāzi 败家子 spendthrift | chinese nihaocafe

败家子

bàijiāzǐ

spendthrift

他的儿子是个败家子。

Tā de érzi shì gè bàijiāzǐ.

His son spends too much money.

 MEASURE WORD  个 gè

shopping money | Zhòngjiǎng 中奖 jackpot | chinese nihaocafe

中奖

zhòngjiǎng

to win a prize in a lottery

我都不敢相信我中奖了。

Wǒ dōu bù gǎn xiāngxìn wǒ zhòngjiǎng le.

I can’t believe I won the Jackpot.

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