Sunday, October 16, 2011

It’s too expensive!!!

We have already learned how to say It’s too expensive in Chinese language. Just in case you forgot, here it is again:

太贵了 (tài guì le): too expensive

(guì ) means expensive, but what does (tài) mean?

(tài): excessively; too; extremely

+ adjective structure can be used to express different kinds of emotional intensity (surprise, disgust, praise, excitement etc). Here are few more examples:


Nǐ tài bàng le!

You are so great!


Rén tài duō le!

There are too many people!


Nǐ tài hútú le!

You are so confused!

And if someone asks you How are you?, you can always respond:

太好了!(Tài hǎo le!): Great!