For example, if I went to the bank to withdraw money from my account and my account showed I took out $50, but the bank teller only gave me $40. I don't want to imply the bank teller was trying to cheat me or had bad intentions, I just want to say that she "shorted" or "short-changed" me by $10.

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    Jipped has a negative connotation, meaning someone actively tried to rip you off.
    – tao
    Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 5:45
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    Also, "jipped" (misspelling of gypped) is offensive because it is widely believed to have come from the word Gypsy. Be careful where you use it! Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 6:34
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You can say:


Pinyin: nǐ shǎo gěi le wǒ shí kuài qián

Be sure to show the bank teller the money he/she gave you.


I would use the following if I am shortchanged of $10:


And if I am given $10 extra change, I would use:


From 汉典, means:

(3) 退有余,把超过应收的钱物退还 [give change]。

  • This would be not suitable in OP's situation. "超过 应收的 钱物" is the key point. OP's situation is "withdrawing money from an account": at that moment, the bank just gives you money but the action receiving your money hasn't happened. So I haven't heard Chinese people say so in this situation. Yes it's OK when you buy something, whatever but you should pay first, and the other side can 找 your money.
    – Stan
    Commented Aug 31, 2013 at 2:59
  • @Stan, yes, you are correct. In the context of the question, it does not apply. The reason is that the money received is not considered a change. I should read the question's context more carefully.
    – 杨以轩
    Commented Aug 31, 2013 at 3:26

Be polite to say: 不好意思,还差10元


Another polite way to go:

不好意思,這裡才四十。(Sorry, but here is only $40.)

bù hǎo yì sī,zhè lǐ cái sì shí。

which implies they should give you more.


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