You may need to do some banking when visiting a Mandarin-speaking country, no matter whether you are traveling for pleasure or for business.
Banks in larger cities may have English-speaking staff, but don't count on it. This list of common banking terms will help, and you can always bring a Mandarin-speaking friend or colleague to act as translator.
For many transactions, you will need to present some identification. Always bring your passport (hù zhào) or ID card (shēn fèn zhèng) to the bank.
Click on the links in the Pinyin column to hear the audio.
|teller||chū nà yuán||出納員|
|open an account||kāi hù||開戶|
|deposit (into an account)||cún kuǎn||存款|
|withdraw money||tí kuǎn||提款|
|cash a check||duì xiàn||兌現|
|exchange money||huàn qián||換錢|
|exchange rate||huì lǜ||匯率|
|cashier’s check||duì huàn zhī piào||兌換支票|
|traveler’s check||lǚ xíng zhī piào||旅行支票|
|credit card||xìn yòng kǎ||信用卡|
|ID card||shēn fèn zhèng||身份證|