Weekly Chinese Words with Yinru – Currency Exchange

December 25, 2019

Hello! 大家好!欢迎来到Chinese weekly
words. Welcome back. This week, we are going to talk about “Currency Exchange”. 兑换(duìhuàn)
It means “to convert”.
Well it’s only used when you talk about money. 我想把人民币兑换成美元。
(Wǒ xiǎng bǎ rénmínbì duìhuàn chéng měiyuán.)
I just said… “I want to convert the RMB (or Renminbi, which is the Chinese money, Chinese yuan), change them into American dollars.” Next one is 外汇(wàihuì)
外(wài) means “foreign”, like
外国人 (wàiguó rén) “foreigner”.
外汇(wàihuì) means “foreign exchange” So this is the sentence you use when you go
into a bank and you ask a staff…
(Zhèlǐ bànlǐ wàihuì yèwù ma ?)
“Do you have or do you do foreign exchange here?” 现金(xiànjīn)
It is like you can count it, it is “cash”. In Chinese… like there are different ways.
I think some people do that. Some people just like fan it out, do you say that? I wish I
had money in my hand to show you. 这家店只能用现金不能刷卡。
(Zhè jiā diàn zhǐnéng yòng xiànjīn bù néng shuākǎ.)
“In this store, you can only use
cash, you cannot use your card.” 刷卡 (shuākǎ) means “to swipe your card”. Next one is 货币(huòbì)
货币(huòbì) means “currency” 这种货币很值钱。
(Zhèzhǒng huòbì hěn zhíqián.)
“This kind of currency is worth a lot of money
(or is very valuable).” 很值钱 (hěn zhíqián) can mean “valuable”.
So… 这种货币很值钱。
(Zhèzhǒng huòbì hěn zhíqián.) Next one 美元(měiyuán)
美 (měi) is 美国 (měiguó) “America”; 美元(měiyuán) “US Dollar”
(Zhè jiā jīchǎng de shāngdiàn lǐ
kěyǐ yòng měiyuán.)
“The stores in this airport accepts US dollars.” I hope you like this video and this will be
our last episode for now. Well I guess I will see you down the road. I really hope you guys
enjoyed and learned something from this series, Chinese weekly words. All right everyone,
我们下次再见吧!再见!Bye bye.

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  • Reply Nilguiri May 19, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Nooo! I hope this isn't the last we see of the delightful Yinru!
    I'm going to miss her! 🙁

  • Reply sdushdiu May 19, 2015 at 10:15 am

    This is great if your proficiency in the Mandarin is sufficient to have gotten you to class 1,879. A shame they do not spend time introducing people to the first 1-100 lessons regarding necessary fundamental pronunciations of the various consonant and vowel groups and tones in pinyin (and no, its NOT pin-yin, but peen yeen!) upon which everything else is predicated.

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    Your videos are usefull for me. I am just started to learn chinese. Sorry to heard that this is the last ep. Anyways ,Thank you so much.

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    Thanks for this series.  I looked forward to each week's episode.

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  • Reply Shirley Kc Tan July 2, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I learn a lot of essential terms from this lesson – Currency Exchange

  • Reply Dom July 7, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    I don't really understand… is the "Weekly Chinese Words" series over, or has the channel completely ceased making videos? This was their last one, and they haven't put up another video in a month. Does anyone have more insight on this?

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    This helps me familiarise with English terms as well. very helpful. thank you! 十分感谢!

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    The host reminds me of 舒淇 somehow 🙂

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