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How much is this cup

Let's see how can you express money in Chinese

New words

这 this

多少 duōshǎo how many/ how much

钱 qián money

块 kuài a unit of money, same as “yuan”

The basic unit of Renminbi is 元 (yuan), which is usually replaced by“块”in spoken Chinese in a casual way. 一元= 一块(钱)

那 that

Language points

“几 jǐ ”is usually used when the answer is less than 10.

If it’s more than 10, we usually use“多少 duōshǎo ”。

The measure word following 多少 duōshǎo can be omitted, you can either ask 你会写多少个汉字? or 你会写多少汉字?

学校有多少个学生?or 学校有多少学生?

But for 几, the measure word after it is necessary, you shouldn’t say 你家有几人?你想买几杯子?

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