Thursday, June 19, 2014
Chinese Language Learning Program Lesson 119 – Chinese Money
Chinese Language Learning Program
Lesson 119 – Chinese Money
Hello, everyone. Welcome back. This is Baixue’s Chinese Language Learning Program. Last time we talked about a Chinese song. Today, we will talk about Chinese money.
qián xiàn jīn
钱 (money) 现 金 (cash)
yìng bì zhǐ bì
硬 币 (coin) 纸 币 (paper money)
Ok, let’s talk about the money used in China now.
rén mín bì
人 民 币 (renminbi, is the official currency of China. The official abbreviation is CNY, also commonly abbreviated as "RMB".)
yuán / kuài
元 / 块 (In spoken Chinese, "yuan" is often called as "kuai" sign: ¥, the basic unit of the renminbi (=10 jiao/mao; or 100 fen))
jiǎo / máo
角 / 毛 (In spoken Chinese, "jiao" is often called as "mao".
a fractional unit of money in China (=1/10 of a yuan or 10 fen))
分 (The smallest denomination of the RMB (=1/100 of a yuan or 1/10 jiao or mao))
The paper denominations include100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 yuan; 5, 2 and 1 jiao; and 5, 2 (rare) and 1 fen(rare).
The denominations of coins of RMB are 1 yuan; 5, 2 and 1 jiao; and 5, 2 and 1 fen. The smallest denomination of RMB is the 1 fen.
Fen-denomination RMB is mostly used at supermarkets.
1 Yuan = 10 Jiao (Mao); 1 Jiao = 10 Fen.
Ok, that is all for today.
谢 谢 ! (Thanks!)
xià cì jiàn
下 次 见! (See you next time!)