In the modern word, the prices of most things seem to be forever increasing. Mind you, some things do also decrease in price. But can you explain what is happening with increases and decreases to someone?
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(1) How to tell someone about things that have increased in price
(2) To let another person know something has decreased
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
房价涨了：housing prices have increased
房子涨价了：another way to say housing prices have increased
房租涨了：the rent has increased
票涨价了：the ticket price has increased
火车票涨价了：the price of the train ticket has increased
飞机票涨价了：the price of the aeroplane ticket has increased
油涨价了：the price of gas has increased
房价降了：house prices have decreased
房租降价了：the rent has decreased
工资降了：the salary has decreased
Cultural note: In China, housing prices have increased quite a lot in the last 5-10 years and it’s getting harder and harder for younger Chinese people to afford to buy houses in first-tier cities. Nowadays, many young married couples choose to rent a house instead.