We're excited to announce that 席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana) has just published "Newbie #18: Go To Restaurant #3", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor! 

Lesson Script

Announcer:

Go To Restaurant #3
Newbie 18: Go To Restaurant 3

Vocabulary
Ci2hui4
词汇

A:

Cabbage
Bao1cai4
包菜

B:

Spinach
Bo1cai4
菠菜

A:

Paper napkins
Can1jin1zhi3
餐巾纸

B:

Green beans
Dou4jiao3
豆角

A:

Dry by stir frying
Gan1bian1
干煸

B:

Green Beans in Sauce
Gan1bian1 Dou4jiao3
干煸豆角

A:

Also or Still
Hai2


B:

Soy sauce
Jiang4you2
酱油

A:

Spicy, Hot
La4


B:

Greens
Qing1cai4
青菜

A:

The city of Shanghai
Shang4hai3
上海

B:

Shanghai cabbage
Shang4hai3qing1
上海青

A:

Sour
Suan1


B:

Soup
Tang1


A:

Sour Spicy Soup
Suan1la4tang1
酸辣汤

B:

A Little or A Little Of
Yi4dianr3
一点儿

A:

Most
Zui4


Announcer:

Dialogue
Dui4hua4
对话

A:

Kung Pao Chicken spicy?
Gong1bao3ji1ding1 la4 ma?
宫保鸡丁辣吗?

Waiter:

Not spicy - also want what?
Bu2 la4, hai2 yao4 shen2me?
不辣,还要什么?

A:

Please give us Sour Spicy Soup.
Qing3 gei3 wo3men Suan1la4tang1.
请给我们酸辣汤。

Also want Green Beans in Sauce.
Hai2 yao4 Gan1bian1dou4jiao3.
还要干煸豆角。

You plural - have - what kind of greens?
Ni3men you3 shen2meyang4 de qing1cai4?
你们有什么样的青菜?

Waiter:

Have Shanghai cabbage, ...
You3 shang4hai3qing1, ...
有上海青,……

spinach, ...
bo1cai4, ...
菠菜,……

cabbage.
bao1cai4.
包菜。

A:

I like spinach the most.
Wo3 zui4 xi3huan1 bo1cai4.
我最喜欢菠菜。

How about - you plural?
Ni3men ne?
你们呢?

B:

I also like spinach.
Wo3 ye3 xi3huan1 bo1cai4.
我也喜欢菠菜。

Have soy sauce?
You3 jiang4you2 ma?
有酱油吗?

Waiter:

Have.
You3.
有。

B:

Please give us a little soy sauce.
Qing3 gei3 wo3men yi4dianr3 jiang4you2.
请给我们一点儿酱油。

Please give us - a little - napkins.
Qing3 gei3 wo3men yi4dianr3 can1jin1zhi3.
请给我们一点儿餐巾纸。

Waiter:

Okay.
Hao3de.

好的。 


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