Humanities › Languages Chinese Vocabulary: Banking Useful Mandarin Terms for All Your Banking Needs Share Flipboard Email Print Languages Mandarin Vocabulary Basics History & Culture Pronunciation & Conversation Chinese Characters English as a Second Language Spanish French German Italian Japanese Russian English Grammar View More by Qiu Gui Su Qiu Gui Su is a native Mandarin speaker who has taught Mandarin Chinese for over 20 years. Updated January 29, 2019 You may need to do some banking when visiting a Mandarin-speaking country, no matter whether you are traveling for pleasure or for business. For instance, you may need to exchange money, withdraw funds, or even open an account. Banks in larger cities may have English-speaking staff, but don't count on it. This list of common banking terms will help. Click on the links in the Pinyin column to hear the audio. Practical Tips 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 (護照 / 护照, hù zhào) or ID card (身份證 / 身份证, shēn fèn zhèng) to the bank. Vocabulary List Vocabulary Pin Yin Traditional Simplified bank yín háng 銀行 " counter guì tái 櫃檯 柜台 window chuāng kǒu 窗口 " teller chū nà yuán 出納員 出纳员 manager jīng lǐ 經理 经理 account zhàng hù 帳戶 帐户 open an account kāi hù 開戶 开户 deposit (into an account) cún kuǎn 存款 " withdraw money tí kuǎn 提款 " cash a check duì xiàn 兌現 兑现 exchange money huàn qián 換錢 换钱 exchange rate huì lǜ 匯率 汇率 cash xiàn jīn 現金 现金 check zhī piào 支票 " cashier’s check duì huàn zhī piào 兌換支票 兑换支票 traveler’s check lǚ xíng zhī piào 旅行支票 " credit card xìn yòng kǎ 信用卡 " passport hù zhào 護照 护照 ID card shēn fèn zhèng 身份證 身份证 visa qiān zhèng 簽證 签证 Continue Reading Learn Mandarin Chinese Travel Vocabulary Chinese Vocabulary: Names of Rooms in a House Here's How to Order Classic Dishes in China How To Use Mandarin To Get Around the Airport What Hotel Vocabulary in Mandarin Chinese Do You Need to Know? Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary of School Subjects Chinese Vocabulary: Restaurant Dining Parts of the Head - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary Chinese Vocabulary: Household Items Professions - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary Learning Resources to Speak and Read Mandarin Chinese Common Animals - Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary Chinese Vocabulary: Medical Terms What Are The Four Mandarin Chinese Tones? Mandarin Chinese Dialogue for Beginners How Do You Discuss the Weather and Seasons in Chinese?