Comsumption (消费)

Consumption (消费 xiāo fèi) refers to the purchase and using up of goods and services by consumers.

Part 1: Breakdown of Words

” (xiāo) as in “elimination” (消灭 xiāo miè), “disinfect” (消毒 xiāo dú), or “digestion” (消化 xiāo huà).

” (fèi) as in “cost” (费用 fèi yòng), “laborious” (费力 fèi lì), or “taxes” (税费 shuì fèi).

Part 2: Examples

  1. Tobacco consumption (烟草消费 yān cǎo xiāo fèi).
  2. Consumption goods (消费品 xiāo fèi pǐn).
  3. Marginal propensity of consumption (边际消费倾向 biān jì xiāo fèi qīng xiàng).
  4. Consumption smoothing (消费平稳化 xiāo fèi píng wěn huà).
  5. Consumption pattern (消费方式 xiāo fèi fāng shì).
  6. Consumption tax (消费税 xiāo fèi shuì).
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