華語101

請問這個多少錢? Qǐngwèn zhège duōshǎo qián?

How much is it?
If you want to know the price of an item, you can point at it and say this sentence.

請問有折扣嗎? Qǐngwèn yǒu zhékòu ma?

Is there any discount?

請問可以便宜一點嗎? Qǐngwèn kěyǐ piányi yìdiǎn ma?

Would you give me a discount, please?
Tone change rules(also called tone sandhi rules):一 (yī) have to changes to 4th tone (yì) when followed by any other tone(1st, 2nd, 3rd).

請問有其他____嗎? Qǐngwèn yǒu qítā ____ ma?

Do you have this in another _____?
color / 顏色 yánsè
size / 尺寸 chǐcùn
style / 款式 kuǎnshì

請問可以試____嗎? Qǐngwèn kěyǐ shì ____ ma?

May I try ___ it?
try it on / 試穿 shì chuān
have a taste of this / 試吃 shìchī
have a taste of this / 試喝 shì hē
smell it / 試聞 shì wén
listen it / 試聽 shìtīng
try it / 試用 shì yòng

請問有這個嗎? Qǐngwèn yǒu zhège ma?

Do you have this?
If you want to buy something, you can show the picture and say this sentence.

請問可以退稅嗎? Qǐngwèn kěyǐ tuìshuì ma?

Can I get a tax refund?

買三送一 Mǎi sān sòng yī.

Buy 3 get 1 free.
If you see this, it means you can get one more for free if you buy three.

出清 Chū qīng.

clearance.

(請問)有會員卡嗎? (Qǐngwèn) yǒu huìyuán kǎ ma?

Do you have a membership?

要塑膠袋嗎? Yào sùjiāodài ma?

Would you like to have a plastic bag?
In Taiwan, plastic bags are not for free. If a clerk asks you this question, it suggests “Do you have your own shopping bag?”

還需要其他的嗎? Hái xūyào qítā de ma?

Anything else?

一共500元。 Yígòng 500 yuán.

The total is five hundred dollars.
Tone change rules(also called tone sandhi rules):一 (yī) have to change to 2nd tone (yí) when followed by a 4th tone.