Leo wants to withdraw some cash from the bank machine in China using his credit card. He soon finds out that there is a daily limit for cash withdrawals, and decides to go into the bank to exchange some Euro for Chinese Yuan. Dani teaches Leo how to ask to change an amount in another currency for Chinese Yuan, also called RMB, at the bureau de change. Dani teaches Leo how to quote and understand an exchange rate in Mandarin Chinese
Leo learns the Mandarin Chinese for different currencies, such as the Chinese currency, the American dollar and the Euro. Dani teaches him other necessary Chinese vocabulary such as credit card and bank. Leo is surprised to learn that the word for bank in Mandarin is derived from 'silver firm', silver previously being the currency in China.
It is a good idea to let your credit card company or bank know if you will be spending time in any other country, including China. This will avoid your transactions and cash withdrawals being flagged as potentially fraudulent. It is also worthwhile to find out your bank's daily limit for cash withdrawals in China, as this can be a source of confusion for travelers. In any event, having the essential Mandarin vocabulary and phrases at your disposal will help you when at the bank in China.
About our Lessons
Dani, a native Mandarin Chinese speaker from Beijing, guides you through your trip in China. Dani will help you learn Chinese words and phrases that you need to know as you encounter real life situations while in China. You will also learn interesting and useful lessons about Chinese culture and values along the way. Our lessons are designed to help you learn Chinese online without the need to download or install any software. You can start to learn Chinese free by availing of our 10 free lessons.