28 Bargaining讨价还价 and与 Price价格 -2

OK, today, we continue with the bargaining conversation taking place in a cloth shop, between a foreign tourist, a shop clerk and a shop owner. I hope you learn some useful phrases here.

  • ni [you]你【This is the shop clerk’s words to her boss.】
  • Kan [see]看【 — neeKan】,
  • renjia[he/she/they]人家
  • Shi [is/are/am]是
  • Waiguorenforeigner[外国人, 【 renJar Shir Why_gwar_ren, 】
  • Dalaoyuan[very far] 大老远
  • lai[come]
  • de[indicating an object (person) is omitted]的. 【 Darlaoywan lai de. 】

You see. She/he is a foreigner, coming from far away. 【Whenever you see a word [de] at the end of a sentence, it indicates something omitted, to cut the conversation short and efficient. 】

[very far come] is an objective clause. It modifying the omitted object person.

  • Jiu [just]就【 Jeo 】
  • gei [give/to]给【the word get normally means to give, but here it means to. And [to her] is an adverbial modifier, which modifies the verb [to make a discount].】
  • ta [him/her]他【 gay tar 】
  • da [offer]打【da – normally means to hit/beat, it can be translated into many different verbs. 打折 dazhe – to offer a discount.】
  • Ge [=yeGe = a]个【a unit word for the noun discount.】
  • zhe [discount]折【dser】
  • ba[ba is a particle suggesting a suggestion.]吧?
  • 【dar Gher dser bar.】

Just give her a discount, will you?

  • haoba[all right then]好吧. 【 howba. 】
  • mai [buy]买
  • liang[two] 两
  • tiao [measure word]条【 mai lyung tyao 】
  • da [offer]打
  • ba [eight]八
  • zhe[discount]折 【 dar Bar dser.】
  • [20% off].

All right then. I will give you a discount of 20% off if you buy two.

  • mei [no]没
  • Wenti[problem]问题. 【 may Wenti 】
  • mai [buy]买
  • le[= deal]了.
  • [mai le.]

No problem. I will buy them.