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How to talk about shopping spree in Chinese

The annual Chinese Singles' Day is just around the corner, do you have any shopping list? Well, let's learn some Chinese phrases about shopping spree first.  

疯狂购物、去"扫货"fēng kuáng gòu wù; qù "sǎo huò"

Go on a shopping spree; go on a shopping binge 

wǒ yǒu qù fēng kuáng gòu wù de qiáng liè chōng dòng, suī rán mù qián wǒ shǒu tóu bǐ jiào jǐn. 

我有去疯狂购物的强烈冲动,虽然目前我手头比较紧。

I have a massive urge to go on a shopping spree even though I am a bit short at the moment. 

dāng Sam fā xiàn tā yǐ jīng tòu zhī zì jǐ de xìn yòng é dù shí, bù dé bù tíng zhǐ tā de fēng kuáng cǎi gòu.

当Sam发现他已经透支自己的信用额度时,不得不停止他的疯狂采购。

Sam's shopping spree was cut short when he found out he had spent over his credit limit. 

大肆挥霍 dà sì huī huò

Splash out/splurge out

wǒ men déi zài tā huā dà jià qián mǎi xià yǐ gè bāo zhī qián tí xǐng tí xǐng tā.

我们得在她花大价钱买下一个包之前提醒提醒她。

We have to warn her before she splashes out on another bag. 

jì rán tā men yǐ jīng yíng le cǎi piào, xiàn zài jiù kě yǐ suí zhe xìng zi kuáng mǎi háo huá chē hé shē chǐ pǐn le.

既然他们已经赢了彩票,现在就可以随着性子狂买豪华车和奢侈品了。

Now that they've won the lottery, they can splurge on as many luxury cars and goods as they want. 

一有钱就想花 yì yǒu qián jiù xiǎng huā

Money burns a hole in your pocket 

wǒ zǒng shì gào sù zì jǐ yào cún qián mǎi liàng xīn chē, dàn zǒng guǎn bú zhù zì jǐ huā qián. wǒ zhēn shì yǒu qián bù huā jiù nán shòu. 

我总是告诉自己要存钱买辆新车,但总管不住自己花钱。我真是有钱不花就难受。

I always tell myself to save up for a new car but I just can't help spending – money burns a hole in my pocket. 

为某事花一大笔钱 wèi mǒu shì huā yí dà bǐ qián

Push the boat out 

kuài kan, wǔ tái de shè jì tài měi le! tā de jīng jì gōng sī wèi zhè chǎng yǎn chàng huì zhēn shì huā le yí dà bǐ qián.

快看,舞台的设计太美了!他的经纪公司为这场演唱会真是花了一大笔钱。

Look at the beautiful stage design! His agency has really pushed the boat out for this concert. 

花钱如流水,挥金如土 huā qián rú liú shuǐ, huī jīn rú tǔ  

Spend money like water 

bǐ dé huī jīn rú tǔ. tā shàng zhōu gāng mǎi le yì sōu háo huá yóu tǐng, xiàn zài yòu bù tíng de shuō xiǎng zài mǎi gè bèi yòng de.

彼得挥金如土。他上周刚买了一艘豪华游艇,现在又不停地说想再买个备用的。

Peter spends money like water. He bought a luxury yacht last week and is going on about getting a spare one. 

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2016-11-09

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