Knowing how to say Chinese money and how to communicate with bank in Chinese is an essential skill to live in China. Here we will show you how to say Chinese currency in details and some common phrases that you can use to communicate with banks in China.
1. Chinese Currency
Chinese money, also named Ren Min Bi, have eight different denominations. From the below chart, you will learn all.
|Denomination||English Meaning||Pin Yin|
|一毛/一角||RMB0.1||yì máo/yì jiǎo|
|五毛/五角||RMB0.5||wǔ máo/wǔ jiǎo|
|一元/一块||RMB1||yì yuán/yí kuài|
|五元/五块||RMB5||wǔ yuán/wǔ kuài|
|十元/十块||RMB10||shí yuán/shí kuài|
|二十元/二十块||RMB20||èr shí yuán/èr shí kuài|
|五十元/五十块||RMB50||wǔ shí yuán/wǔ shí kuài|
|一百元/一百块||RMB100||yì bǎi yuán/yì bǎi kuài|
In Chinese language, we usually use yuán or kuài to describe the money and máo or jiǎo to describe the money less that one yuan. When the money is more than ten yuan, we tend to omit
the denomination, yuán and kuài.
A: 这个电风扇多少钱？How much is this fan?
B: 五十。Fifty 。
2. Banking Phrases in Chinese Language
Except for the daily shopping, we will also talk about money frequently in Bank. In this situation, only knowing the how to say Chinese money is not enough. You have to master some simple yet common sentences to communicate with banks. That is what this part focuses on.
|Banking Phrase||Pin Yin||English Meaning|
|开户||kāihù||Open an account|
|取钱||qǔ qián||withdraw money|
|兑现||duìxiàn||Cash a check|