Chinese practice 2014-12-02

Every week I have internet chats with my friends in China.
Měi zhōu wǒ dū hé wǒ zài zhōngguó de péngyǒu zài wǎngshàng liáotiān
每周我都和我在中国的朋友在网上聊天
每週我都和我在中國的朋友在網上聊天。

Each week, I also have a lesson with my Chinese teacher.
Měi zhōu wǒ de zhōngwén lǎoshī gěi wǒ shàng yīcì kè
每周我的中文老师给我上一次课.
每週我的中文老師給我上一次課.
上 = shàng = give a lesson

They help me learn Chinese language and culture.
Tāmen bāngzhù wǒ xuéxí hànyǔ hé zhōngguó wénhuà.
他们帮助我学习汉语和中国文化。
他們幫助我學習漢語和中國文化。

I also help them practice verbal English.
Wǒ yě bāng tāmen liànxí yīngyǔ kǒuyǔ.
我也帮他们练习英语口语。
我也幫他們練習英語口語。

This week the lesson is about exchanging currencies.
Zhè zhōu shàngkè zhǔtí shì wàibì duìhuàn
这周上课主题是外币兑换。
這週上課主題是外幣兌換。

兑换货币
兌換貨幣
Duìhuàn huòbì
Change currency

Where do I change money?
Wǒ zài nǎlǐ kěyǐ huànqián?
我在哪里可以换钱?
我在哪裡可以換錢?

You can change money at a bank.
Nǐ kěyǐ zài yínháng huànqián.
你可以在银行换钱。
你可以在銀行換錢。

Sometimes you can change money at the hotel.
Yǒu shíhòu, nǐ kěyǐ zài fàndiàn huànqián.
有时候,你可以在饭店换钱。
有時候,你可以在飯店換錢。

May I change money here?
Wǒ kěyǐ zài zhèlǐ huànqián ma?
我可以在这里换钱吗?
我可以在這裡換錢嗎?

What kind of money do you want to change?
Nǐ xiǎng huàn nǎge bì zhǒng?
你想的什么换钱?
你想換哪個幣種?
换钱 =幣種 = bì zhǒng = which currency?

I want to change US dollars to Renminbi.
Wǒ xiǎng bǎ měiyuán huàn chéng rénmínbì
我想把美元换成人民币.
我想把美元換成人民幣.
use “把” to show you want to change dollars

I want to change three hundred US dollars to Renminbi.
Wǒ xiǎng bǎ sānbǎi měiyuán huàn chéng rénmínbì.
我想把三百美元换成人民币.
我想把三百美元換成人民幣.

What is the current exchange rate?
Shénme shì dāngqián de huìlǜ shì duōshǎo?
什么是当前的汇率是多少?
什麼是當前的匯率是多少?

One US Dollar converts to 6.152 renminbi.
Yī měiyuán kěyǐ huàn 6.152 Rénmínbì
一美元可以换6.152人民币.
一美元可以換6.152人民幣

Therefore, three hundred US dollars convert to 1846 renminbi.
Suǒyǐ sānbǎi měiyuán kěyǐ huàn 1846 rénmínbì
所以三百美元可以换1846人民币。
所以三百美元可以換1846人民幣。

Be sure to count the money before you leave the bank.
Zài nǐ nǐ líkāi yínháng qián yīdìng yào shǔ yī shǔ qián shù.
在你你离开银行前一定要数一数钱数。
在你你離開銀行前一定要數一數錢數。

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I love learning the Chinese language and reading about Chinese history and culture.
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