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TEACH YOU CHINESE(1) Background:

Foreigners in China should pay in Renminbi. Mike comes from the United States and works in Beijing now. One day, he goes to the bank to exchange some money.

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mÃ i kÃ¨: LÃ¡o jiÃ , wŏ xiăng bă měi yuÃ¡n huÃ n chÃ©ng RÃ©nmÃ­nbÃ¬.

Mike: Excuse me, Iâd like to exchange some US dollars for Renminbi.

Xiăo jiě: NÃ­n yÃ o huÃ n duō shăo?

Miss: How much do you want to change?

mÃ i kÃ¨: Wŭ băi měi yuÃ¡n.

Mike: Five hundred US dollars.

Xiăo jiě: Qĭng nÃ­n xiān tiān yī zhāng duÃ¬ huÃ n dān.

Miss: Fill in the exchange form first, please.

mÃ i kÃ¨: Jīn tiān měi yuÃ¡n hÃ© RÃ©nmÃ­nbÃ¬ de bĭ jiÃ  shÃ¬ duō shăo?

Mike: Whatâs the rate for US dollars to Renminbi today?

Xiăo jiě: Bĭ jiÃ  shÃ¬ yī bĭ bā diăn liÃ¹ sān.

Miss: The rate is 1:8.63.

mÃ i kÃ¨: Wŏ tiān hăo duÃ¬ huÃ n dān le.

Mike: Iâve finished the form.

Xiăo jiě: Qĭng shāo dĕng. ZhÃ¨ shÃ¬ nÃ­n de qiÃ¡n.

mÃ i kÃ¨: XiÃ¨ xiÃ¨.

Mike: Thank you.

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Vocabulary:

1. 换钱 huÃ n qiÃ¡n: to exchange money

2. 百 băi: hundred

3. 填 tiān: to fill in

4. 兑换单 duÃ¬ huÃ n dān: exchange form

5. 今天 jīn tiān: today

6. 比价 bĭ jiÃ : rate of exchange

8. 等 děng: wait

9. 一会儿 yī huÃ¬r: a moment

10. 谢谢　xiÃ¨ xiÃ¨: thank
4 ส.ค. 2008 เวลา 8:50