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How Do You Say Have in Mandarin Chinese?

To learn Mandarin, it is very important to think like a native Mandarin speaker. For example, when you want to ask for something in English, you may say “Could I have…or May I have…”.  In Mandarin, the word for “have” is “yǒu”. One highly-used structure is “yǒu méi yǒu”. “méi yǒu”means “not have”. Literally, this...

June 13, 2017April 25, 2019by
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How to Say Credit Card and Cash in Mandarin Chinese

How to Say Credit Card and Cash in Mandarin Chinese Hi everyone! When we go shopping, the very two common payment methods have to be credit card and cash. In Mandarin , credit card is “xìn yòng kǎ”.  “Xìn yòng” means credit. “Kǎ” means card. Credit card is“xìn yòng kǎ”. Cash is “xiàn jīn”.  “Or”...

June 13, 2017September 28, 2018by
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How Do You Understand Discount in Mandarin Chinese?

How Do You Understand Discount in Mandarin Chinese? Hello, everyone! Welcome back to our Chinese class! Last time, we have learned how to say “discount” (dǎ zhé).“Dǎ zhé ma” is there any discount? Be able to speak “dǎzhé” is not enough for a “discount” conversation. You need to understand how much discount you could actually...

June 13, 2017September 28, 2018by
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How Do You Say Discount in Mandairn Chinese?

How Do You Say Discount in Mandairn Chinese? Hi, everyone! Welcome to our Mandarin class again! In previous programs, we talked about some basic Mandarin phrases for bargaining, like “tài guì le”( too expensive ) or” pián yi yì diǎn”( could you lower the price?) Today, let us learn another useful Chinese word when you...

June 13, 2017September 28, 2018by
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How to Say Keep the Change in Mandarin Chinese?

How to Say Keep the Change in Mandarin Chinese? Hello, everyone. Welcome to today’s Chinese lesson. As far as I know, what some people usually do is to let the people providing service keep the change as tip and thank you.  So “keep the change” in Chinese Mandarin is “bú yòng zhǎo qián”(不用找钱). “bú yòng” means...

June 12, 2017September 27, 2018by
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How to say tip in Mandarin Chinese?

How to Say Keep the Change in Mandarin Chinese? Hello, everyone! Welcome to today’s Chinese lesson! Tipping is a typical culture in most western countries. It is not really a Chinese thing.  But as the globalization is going on, more and more people in China accept this kind of culture as well. People would like...

June 12, 2017August 2, 2019by
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How Do You Say Check out (Hotel) in Mandarin Chinese?

How Do You Say Check out (Hotel) in Mandarin Chinese? Hello, everyone! When you check out from a hotel, in English, you could simply say check out please. But in mandarin, it is slightly different, it is “ tuì fáng”, (退房)This Mandarin phrase is very easy to understand, “tuì” means return. “Fáng”means room, so literally...

June 12, 2017September 28, 2018by
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How to Settle the Bill in Mandarin Chinese

How to Settle the Bill in Mandarin Chinese Hello, Everyone! To learn Mandarin, it is very important to accumulate the words that have similar meanings. The word “mǎi dān”(买单) is more likely to be used at a restaurant, pub or bar.  The Chinese word we are learning today “jié zhàng”(结账) can be used in a...

June 9, 2017September 27, 2018by
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How Do You Say Check the Bill in Mandarin Chinese?

How Do You Say Check the Bill in Mandarin Chinese? Hello, everyone! Here is the phrase for today’s Mandarin learning. Mǎi dān 买单, the bill/ check, Please! Click the button below and hear the Chinese pronunciation. Let me know your comments!

June 9, 2017September 28, 2018by
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How Do You Say I Want to… in Mandarin Chinese?

How Do You Say I Want to… in Mandarin Chinese? Hello, everyone! In today’s Chinese lesson we are learning an important phrase. The way to bring your Mandarin level from a beginner to an intermediate learner is to be able to grasp some of the common verbs used in daily life. Here is the Chinese...

June 9, 2017September 27, 2018by