Learn Vietnamese online: Trả giá (verb)

Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Learn Vietnamese online: Trả giá (verb)
The verb "trả giá" has two meanings.
The first meaning is "to pay" which is to suffer or be punished for your beliefs or actions.
Examples (in the picture below):
- HLV (Huấn luyện viên) Sarri sẽ phải trả giá nếu không dùng Kepa. (Coach Sarri will have to pay if not using Kepa.)
- Sự cao ngạo của PSG khiến họ phải trả giá đắt. (The arrogance of PSG made them pay dearly.)
The second meaning is "to bargain" which is to discuss prices, conditions, etc. with somebody in order to reach an agreement that is acceptable.
The other word having the same meaning as trả giá and is used mostly by Northern people is "mặc cả".
Examples (in the picture below):
- Chia sẻ về cách trả giá, mặc cả khi đi mua sắm... (Sharing about how to bargain when going shopping..)
- 25 cách trả giá "bá đạo" khi mua sắm. (25 kick-ass way to bargain.)
Know more about "bá đạo" here https://goo.gl/NAufxb
More examples:
- Anh phải trả giá cho sự tham lam này của mình! (You have to pay for your greed!)
- Phong đã phải trả giá đắt cho hành động của mình. (Phong had to pay dearly for his actions.)
- Nghệ thuật trả giá khi đi mua sắm...(The art of bargain when going shopping)
- Làm thế nào để trả giá/mặc cả giá bán sản phẩm với người bán? (How to bargain with the sellers over the price of a product?)
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