New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: At Starbucks

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We're excited to announce that 章琦玮 - Zhang Qiwei has just published "At Starbucks", a new Beginner level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor! 

Lesson Script

Announcer:

At Starbucks
Zài Xīngbākè
在星巴克

A:

I want a cup of white chocolate mocha.
Wǒ xiǎngyào yìbēi báiqiǎokèlì mókǎ.
我想要一杯白巧克力摩卡。

B:

Short, tall, grande or venti?
Xiǎobēi, zhōngbēi, dàbēi háishì chāodàbēi?
小杯、中杯,大杯还是超大杯?

A:

Tall.
Zhōng bēi.
中杯。

I'm allegic to milk, ...
Wǒ duì niúnǎi guòmǐn, ...
我对牛奶过敏,……

can help me - change to soy milk?
kěyǐ bāng wǒ huàn dòunǎi ma?
可以帮我换豆奶吗?

B:

Of course.
Dāngrán kěyǐ.
当然可以。
Note: Literally... of course ~ can

A:

I wanna add whipped cream on coffee, ...
Wǒ xiǎng zài kāfēi shàng jiā nǎiyóu, ...
我想在咖啡上加奶油,……

and also caramel, and sprinkle a little sugar on the whipped cream.
háiyǒu jiāotáng, zài sǎdiǎn tánglì zài nǎiyóu shang.
还有焦糖,再撒点糖粒在奶油上。

B:

Okay.
Hǎode.
好的。

Just this much?
Jiù zhème duō ma?
就这么多吗?

A:

Yes. Thanks.
Shìde. Xièxie.
是的。谢谢。


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