Ordering Food in Chinese – Part 10 Beginner Chinese

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Nǐmen hao, wǒ shì Wáng Róng.

Dàjiā hǎo, wǒ shì Máo Ruì.

Wǒmen zài Zhōngguó Shànghǎi.

We are based in Shanghai, China.

Today we will learn how to order food Máo Ruì, nǐ xǐhuan chī shénme cài? What cuisine do you like to eat? "cài", cuisine.

Wǒ xǐhuan chī Zhōngguó cài.

Zhōngguó cài hěnduō, nǐ xǐhuan nǎlǐ de cài? Dāngrán xǐhuan Sìchuān cài, yīnwèi wǒ shì Sìchuān rén a! "dāngrán", of course What's so special about "Sìchuān cài"? Sìchuān cài hěn là.

"là", spicy.

Shànghǎi cài ne? Shànghǎi cài zěnme yàng? hmm, Shànghǎi cài yǒudiǎnr tián, wǒ bù xǐhuan.

"yǒudiǎnr", a little.

we use "yǒudiǎnr+Adj.

" to show negative feelings about something.

adjective to show negative feelings about something Shanghai cài is a little sweet for me.

I like spicy.

Kěshì wǒ xǐhuan Shànghǎi cài.

Wǒmen Zhèjiāng cài yě tián.

Shànghǎi cài hé zhèjiāng cài dōu hěn hào chī a.

"dōu", both, all.

Shànghǎi cài hé Zhèjiāng cài dōu hěn hào chī a.

Máo Ruì, wǒ yǒudiǎnr è.

I think I need to go and grab some food.

Wǒmen de gōngzuò ne? How about our work here? hmm, gōngzuò, maybe later? Shénme? What? Zàijiàn! Nǐ.

Fúwùyuán, càidān hǎo.

Wǒ xiān kànkan.

hǎo.

Fúwùyuán, diǎn cài.

Nín yào shénme? Nǐmen yǒu shénme hǎochī de cài? Zhège, zhège, hé zhège dōu hǎochī.

Zhège cài yǒu ròu ma? yǒu.

Shì niúròu.

Zhège cài ne? Yě yǒu ròu ma? Yǒu, shì jīròu.

Zhège cài ne? Yǒu ròu ma? Méiyǒu.

Nín hěn xǐhuan ròu ma? Bù, wǒ bù chī ròu! Wǒ yào zhège cài, hái yào liǎng wǎn mǐfàn.

Hǎode Nín hē shénme? Wǒ yào yì píng píjiǔ, bīng de.

Xièxiè.

Hǎo.

Fúwùyuán, mǎidān! Fúwùyuán, càidān.

Hǎo.

Wǒ xiān kànkan.

Hǎo.

Fúwùyuán, diǎn cài.

Nín yào shénme? Nǐmen yǒu shénme hǎochī de cài? Zhège, zhège, hé zhège dōu hǎochī.

Zhège cài yǒu ròu ma? Yǒu.

Shì niúròu.

Zhège cài ne? Yě yǒu ròu ma? Yǒu, shì jīròu.

Zhège cài ne? Yǒu ròu ma? Méiyǒu.

Nín hěn xǐhuan ròu ma? Bù, wǒ bù chī ròu! Wǒ yào zhège cài, hái yào liǎng wǎn mǐfàn.

Hǎo de.

Nín hē shénme? Wǒ yào yì píng píjiǔ, bīng de.

Xièxiè.

Hǎo.

Fúwùyuán, mǎidān! What are measure words in Chinese? In English, one can say "three people", but "water" is uncountable you cannot say "three waters", but "three drops of water".

"Drop" functions as a measure word here.

however in Chinese you need to put a measure word between most numbers and nouns For example, yígè lǎoshī, one teacher, "liǎng gè cài", two dishes, "Sān wǎn mǐfàn", three bowls of rice, "Sì píng píjiǔ", four bottles of beer.

Thank you for watching this episode we'll be talking about shopping in the next one.

See you there.

Xièxie.

Zàijiàn.