Is there any instance in which you do not want to get a good deal? One of the best things that you can do is go through a store and pick out the things that you love, and have enough money to buy them all!

有没有你不想得到一件实惠商品的例子?你能做的最好的一件事就是去商店挑选你喜欢的东西,并且有足够的钱买所有的东西!

Getting a great deal, or finding things on sale, is a great way to stretch the money that you have. Other than earning more, you can definitely save more to end up with more money left!

买很多东西,或是找到打折的东西,是一个很好的方式来扩展你的钱。除了挣更多的钱,你绝对可以存更多的钱,最后剩下更多的钱!

In some countries, haggling and talking to someone to get a bargain is part of the consumer culture. The vendor will almost always quote you a price that is higher than it should be because he expects you to ask for a bargain.

在一些国家,讨价还价和找人讨价还价是消费文化的一部分。卖主几乎总是会给你报一个高于预期的价格,因为他希望你讨价还价。

It then becomes almost like a dance, where you have to give a price that you are willing to pay (it should be lower than you are prepared to pay) and then see how the shop owner responds.

然后,它几乎变成了一场舞蹈,你必须给出一个你愿意付出的价格(应该低于你准备付出的价格),然后看看店主如何回应。

Usually, you are able to eventually come to an agreement – but do not be afraid to walk away from the deal if it is not to your liking! You do not have to buy from anyone if you do not want to. These kinds of practices are common in parts of the developing world, including Southeast Asia, for example, when prices that someone initially present to you can be more than 200% more expensive than they are willing to sell it for.

通常,你可以最终达成协议,但如果协议不符合你的意愿,不要害怕放弃!如果你不愿意,你不必向任何人购买。这类做法在包括东南亚在内的一些发展中国家很常见,例如,当某人最初向你提供的价格比他们愿意出售的价格高出200%以上时。

Sometimes, you just have to know what kind of tourist scams people often try to pull on you, and be aware of them.

有时候,你只需要知道人们经常试图利用什么样的旅游骗局来欺骗你,并且要意识到这些骗局。

In most developed countries, or at least if you go to a physical store, pricing is much more transparent. If you want to browse the items that are available, you can. When you do that, you also can see tags or signs that say the price of each item.

在大多数发达国家,或者至少如果你去实体店,定价要透明得多。如果要浏览可用的项目,可以。当你这样做的时候,你也可以看到标签或标志,上面写着每件商品的价格。

For these kinds of stores, the prices are usually fixed, meaning there is no negotiation welcome. However, you can find special deals, or sales.

对于这些类型的商店,价格通常是固定的,这意味着没有谈判欢迎。然而,你可以找到特别的交易,或销售。

This is because, for one reason or another, the store owner is willing to give you a lower price so that they can get rid of the items faster. This is common in places like clothing stores, where the item selection is seasonal.

这是因为,出于某种原因,店主愿意给你一个较低的价格,这样他们就可以更快地把商品处理掉。这在服装店这样的地方很常见,那里的商品选择是季节性的。

If you go in winter, you probably want to buy large coats and thick pants. For the summer, you might be looking for a bathing suit or sleeveless top.

如果你冬天去,你可能想买大外套和厚裤子。夏天,你可能要找一套泳衣或无袖上衣。

When it gets to the end of those seasons, the store will often discount their stock to make room for the clothes they have for the new season.

当季节结束时,商店常常会打折出售存货,为新季节的衣服腾出地方。

That is why the best time to buy winter clothes in the Northern Hemisphere is in March or April, and the best time to buy summer clothes is in January or December.

这就是为什么在北半球购买冬装的最佳时间是在3月或4月,而购买夏装的最佳时间是在1月或12月。

Some stores – including restaurants – will have special discounts to entice you to come to their store on a particular day, or to try a new product.

一些商店,包括餐馆,会有特别的折扣来吸引你在某一天来他们的商店,或者尝试新产品。

If you want to take advantage of these sales, these are some of the questions that you can ask!

如果你想利用这些销售,这些是一些问题,你可以问!

What are the specials?有什么特色菜?

Typically, when asking about a special, you are in a restaurant. Restaurants, ranging from fast food to high end fancy ones, often have something that they want to nudge you towards ordering.

通常情况下,当你询问一个特别的,你在一家餐厅。从快餐店到高档高档高档餐厅,通常都会有一些他们想让你点的东西。

(Sometimes this is because they have extra of a particular ingredient.)

(有时这是因为它们含有额外的特殊成分。)

For most restaurants where you sit down to eat, they will have specials that are priced lower. You can always ask your server to introduce them to you, and try something new!

对于大多数你坐下来吃饭的餐馆来说,他们会有价格更低的特色菜。你可以随时要求你的服务器向你介绍他们,并尝试一些新的东西!

What are the specials for today, sir? I am a vegetarian so please let me know the ones without meat only.

先生,今天有什么特色菜?我是素食主义者,所以请告诉我那些没有肉的。

Does this restaurant have any specials for appetizers? We would like to hear the options.

这家餐馆有开胃菜的特色菜吗?我们想听听选择。

Can I get a discount?我可以得到折扣吗?

Sometimes, you can ask for a discount directly. This does not often work, but you would be surprised when it might get you a good deal. Discounts usually come in two different forms: fixed rate and fixed amount.

有时,你可以直接要求折扣。这并不经常奏效,但当它可能给你带来一笔好交易时,你会感到惊讶。折扣通常有两种形式:固定利率和固定金额。

The fixed rate discount is a discount that varies by the amount of money that you plan on spending. If you have different options for things, the amount that you can save is higher if you spend more.

固定利率折扣是一种折扣,根据你计划的消费金额而变化。如果你有不同的选择,如果你花更多的钱,你可以节省更多的钱。

This kind of discount is usually presented as a percentage or fraction. For example, if the discount is 10%, you can save $10 if you buy something for $100, or $20 if you buy something worth $200.

这种折扣通常以百分比或分数表示。例如,如果折扣是10%,如果你花100美元买东西,你可以省10美元;如果你花200美元买东西,你可以省20美元。

The other type of discount, the fixed amount, is the same for both. If you have a $10 discount, you will save $10 if the item is $100 or $200.

另一种类型的折扣,固定金额,两者相同。如果你有10美元的折扣,你将节省10美元,如果项目是100美元或200美元。

Sometimes, you can ask for a discount if you buy more than one thing (buy in bulk). Some people are willing to give you a discount if you buy 3 shirts, but not if you buy just 1.

有时,如果你买的东西不止一件(批量购买),你可以要求折扣。有些人愿意给你折扣,如果你买3件衬衫,但不是如果你只买1件。

I hate to ask this, but can I get a discount?

我不想问这个,但我能打折吗?

If I buy 5 bags, can I get a discount?

如果我买5个包,可以打折吗?