How to say how much is this? in Chinese: Zhègè Duōshǎo Qián?

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How to say how much is this? in Chinese: Zhègè Duōshǎo Qián?

Learning Chinese for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say how much is this? in Chinese: Zhègè Duōshǎo Qián?
Say it out loud: “Jay Guh Dwo Shao Chyen?

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Some more helpful words in our Chinese Courtesy/Questions category:

...the bathroom – Xǐshǒujiān  (She Show Jyen)
come with me – Gēn Wǒ Lái  (Gun Wo Lai)
do you speak english? – Nǐ Huì Shuō Yīngwén Ma  (Nee Hway Shwo Ing Wen Ma)
excellent – Tǐng Hǎo  (Ting Hao)
excuse me – Dǎrǎo Yīxià  (Da Rao Ee Shya)
excuse me (to get past) – Qǐng Ràng Yīxià  (Ching Rang Ee Shya)
good / bad – Hǎo / Bùhǎo  (Hao / Boo Hao)
how do you say…? – ...Zěnme Shuō?  (...Dze Me Shwo?)
how much is this? – Zhègè Duōshǎo Qián?  (Jay Guh Dwo Shao Chyen?)
may I? (point at chair, door) – Kěyǐ Ma?  (Kuh Ee Ma?)
maybe – Yǒu Kěnéng  (Yo Kuh Nuhng)
no problem – Méi Shì  (May Shr)
please – Qǐng  (Ching)
sorry – Duìbuqǐ  (Dway Boo Chee)
thank you – Xièxiè!  (Shiye Shiye!)
thanks – Xiè Lā!  (Shiye La!)
what is that? – Nà Shì Shénme?  (Na Shr Shuh Muh?)
where is… – ...Zài Nǎ'r?  (...Dzai Nar?)
yes / no – Shì Búshì / Bùshì  (Shr / Boo Shr)
you are welcome – Búkèqì  (Boo Kuh Chee)

And here’s how to say how much is this? in other languages!

Arabic–Kam Se'r?  (kam sehr?)
Chinese–Zhègè Duōshǎo Qián?  (Jay Guh Dwo Shao Chyen?)
Croatian–koliko je to?  (koe lee koe yay toe?)
Czech–kolik to stojí?  (ko LEEK tow stoy ee?)
Finnish–kuinka paljon tämä maksaa?  (kuin kah pahlyon tah mah xaah)
French–Combien est-ce?  (comb bee in ess)
German–wie viel kostet das?  (vee feel cost it dahs?)
Italian–quanto costa questo?  (qwan toe kohs tuh kwes toe?)
Japanese–Ikura Desuka?  (Ee Coo Rah Dess Kah?)
Korean–Igeoneun Eolmayeyo?  (Ee Go Nun Uhl Ma Ae Yo?)
Polish–Ile to kosztuje?  (Ela to kosh too' yeah?)
Portuguese–Quanto Custa Isto?  (koo-an toe coos tah ees too?)
Russian–skol'ko eto stoit?  (skohl koh etah stoh eet?)
Spanish–¿cuánto?  (kwahn toe?)
Swahili–bei gani  (bay ee gah nee)
Thai–Ni Thao Rai?  (NEE TAO rai?)
Turkish–ne kadar?  (nay kah dar?)
Vietnamese–Bao Nhiêu?  (Bao Nyoo)

There are many "asking" phrases used all over the world and the most common ones are the one used when asking for the price of an item. When you spot something you like at the local market you can walk up to the seller and ask ""how much is this?" (Zhègè Duōshǎo Qián?)?" This phrase is will come in handy when you are looking to do shopping for items or even souvenirs. Get instant access to the Chinese Language Set.

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Fred Bane
Biography: Fred Bane is a media producer and translator living in Nanjing China. Since graduating with a BA in International Relations from American University in 2007, Fred has lived in Vietnam and then China, where he received a Masters in Ethnography from Nanjing University in 2012. Fred currently works for a non-profit organization involved in education and cultural exchange, and moonlights as a Chinese-English medical translator.
Born: Portland, Oregon, USA
Location: Nanjing, China
Website : Ameson Education and Culture Exchange Foundation

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