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Customer: Lao2 ban3, qing3 wen4, zhe4 ge4 duo1 shao3 qian2?
Customer: Boss (Owner), may I ask, how much does this cost?
Owner: Na4 ge4 (shi4) liu4 bai3 kuai4 ( or yuan2).
Owner: That is $600.
Customer: Tai4 gui4 le5! You3 mei2 you3 bi3 jiao4 pian2 yi2 de5?
Customer: It’s too expensive. Do you have cheaper ones?
.Owner: You3, zhe4 ge4 bi2 jiao4 pian2 yi2, zhi3 mai4 si4 bai3 kuai4 ( or yuan2).
Owner: Yes, this is cheaper, only sell for $400.
Customer: Tai3 xiao3 le5! You3 mei2 you3 bi3 jiao4 da4 de5?
Customer: Too small! Do you have larger/bigger ones?
Owner: you3 a5! Na4 ge5 bi3 jiao4 da4 mai4 si4 bai3 qi1 shi2 kuai4 ( or yuan2).
Owner: Yes! That is larger/bigger, sell for $470.
Customer: You3 mei2 you3 ze2 kuo4? Or you may say
Shuan4 pian2 yi2 yi4 dian5, hao3 ma5?
Customer: Is there a discount? Or you may say
Give (Count) me a little cheaper (price), ok?
Owner: Dui4 bu4 qi3, mei2 you3 ze2 kuo4.
Owner: Sorry, no discount.
Customer: Na4,you2 dian3 gui4. Ni3 shuan4 si4 bai3 wu5, wo3 jiu4 mai3.
Customer: Then, it’s a little expensive. I won’t buy. You “count” $450, then I will buy it.
Owner: Hao3! Shuan4 ni3 si4 bai3 wu5 shi2 kuai4 ( or yuan2).
Owner: Fine/Ok! “Count” you $450. (Ok, I will sell you for $450.)
- Boss/owner- Lao2 ban3
- How much/How many – duo1 shao3
- money – qian2
- dollar - kuai4/yuan2
too (much) – tai4
expensive - gui4
- $0.30 – san1 mao2
- $0.03 – san1 fen1
cheap – pian2 yi2
compare (more…) – bi3 jiao4
Do you have…? - you3 mei2 you3 = you3 …. Ma5?
sell - mai4
- too expensive- tai4 gui4
- very expensive - hen3 gui4
- a little expensive- you2 dian3 gui4
- not expensive- bu2 gui4
small - xiao3
big/large – da4
discount- ze2 kuo4 (da3 ze2)
count/give a price for - shuan4
a little – yi4 dian3
- only sell – zhi3 mai4
- have sell – you3 mai4
- don’t sell – bu2 mai4
I. How do you say the prices?
Excuse me, may I ask, how much is this?
This is $1700.
It’s too expensive. Give me a little cheaper price, ok?
No, how about $1500?
Fine, I will sell it to you for $1500