36 – Price: How much money? – bao nhiêu tiền?


Also see # 11 – How much? How many? – mấy? bao nhiêu?

Asking the price: How much is this? (What is the price?)


Subject + bao nhiêu + tiền?

Subject + giá + bao nhiêu + tiền?


the price

 subject + the price

subject + giá + the price

Túi Louis Vuiton bao nhiêu tiền? Khoảng ba (3) đến năm (5) nghìn đô
Bag Louis Vuiton how much money? Approximately 3 to 5 thousand dollars
Anh thuê nhà một tháng giá bao nhiêu tiền?
You (male) Rent house 1 month price how much money?
Anh thuê nhà một tháng giá một nghìn đô
I (male) rent house 1 month price 1 thousand dollar

How much does it cost you per month to rent a house? $1000 per month

When asking the specific price for a specific amount of goods: there are 2 ways

(1) put bao nhiêu tiền at the beginning and specify your quantity at the end

Question: Bao nhiêu + tiền + quantity + object?
Quantity + object + price
Bao nhiêu tiền hai cái này? Hai cái này mười (10) bảy (7) xu
How much money 2 these things ? 2 of these things 17 cents
How much are these 2 things? Two of these things are 17 cents
Bao nhiêu tiền một (1) carat kim cương? Còn tùy
How much money 1 carat diamond? It depends

How much is 1 karat of diamond? It depends

(2) Using: giá + bao nhiêu + tiền at the end

Question: Quantity + subject + giá + bao nhiêu + tiền?

Answer: Price

Quantity + subject + price

Mười cây mai đó giá bao nhiêu tiền?
10 tree quince that price how much money?
Hai triệu ba trăm bốn mươi bảy nghìn
2 million 3 hundred 4 0 7 thousand
How much are those 10 quince trees? 2 347 000 VND (about $100 USD – it’s a price I made up because I don’t remember the price 🙂


About the photo above: In Southern Vietnam, to celebrate Tết (Lunar New Year), everyone buys hoa mai (yellow quince flower) to decorate their house. In the North, everyone buys hoa đào (pink peach flower). Is this a regional cultural difference? No. Hoa mai flowers in hot weather (the South). Hoa đào flowers in colder weather (the North). Question for you:
Cây thông Giáng Sinh giá bao nhiêu tiền?
Photo taken by tiepdk on Flickr.

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