Tai gui le!
A very useful expressions when shopping in China is “Tài guì le” (That’s too expensive!). In a shopping mall it might not be so useful, but at least it gives you a chance to express your frustration.
However, in a shop or street market, the proprietor might just hand you a calculator and say “Nǐ shuō ba.” (meaning: type in the price that you will pay). At which point you offer 20% of the initial price … to guarantee room for negotiation.
Actually, “Duōshao qián?” (How much is it?) might be even more useful. Since it might be the only way to learn what the price is.
|多小钱||Duōshao qián?||How much is it?|
|五百快||Wú bǎi kuài||500 RMB|
|太贵了||Tài guì le||Too expensive!|
Here is a break down of the actual words
|le||了||verbal exclamation mark|