Mandarin Chinese (#14)

The Chinese word for "is" (falling tone) is quite similar to the Chinese word for "10" (same sound, but with rising tone), so without the proper tone, the meaning would get lost. Nothing I'm saying here is impressive, but it's good practice for me to differentiate between such similar words.

(The Chinese word for "18" is said by saying the words, "10-8.")

Hello. Is this 18 元?

Yes, this is 18 元.

But I don’t have 18 元.

In that case, let’s say 17 元.