We're excited to announce that 席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana) has just published "Newbie #19: Go To Restaurant #4", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor! 

Lesson Script

Announcer:

Go To Restaurant #4
Newbie 19: Go To Restaurant 4

Vocabulary
Ci2hui4
词汇

A:

Meaning
Yi4si
意思

B:

Or
Huo4zhe3
或者

A:

Barbequed
Kao3


B:

Slow
Man4


A:

Say
Shuo1


B:

Specialty dish
Te4se4cai4
特色菜

A:

Deep fried
You2zha2 de
油炸的

B:

Sheep
Yang2


A:

Sheep meat
Yang2rou4
羊肉

B:

Mutton kebab
Yang2rou4chuanr4
羊肉串儿

Announcer:

Dialogue
Dui4hua4
对话

A:

You have what specials?
Ni3men you3 shen2me te4se4cai4?
你们有什么特色菜?

Waiter:

Our mutton kebab - very good.
Wo3men de yang2rou4chuanr4 hen3 hao3.
我们的羊肉串儿很好。

A:

Mutton kebab - is spicy?
Yang2rou4chuanr4 shi4 la4 de ma?
羊肉串儿是辣的吗?

Waiter:

Isn't spicy.
Bu2 shi4 la4 de.
不是辣的。

A:

Mutton kebab - is deep fried?
Yang2rou4chuanr4 shi4 you2zha2 de ma?
羊肉串儿是油炸的吗?

Waiter:

Isn't deep fried.
Bu2 shi4 you2zha2 de.
不是油炸的。

Is barbequed.
Shi4 kao3 de.
是烤的。

B:

Have what dishes that have beef?
You3 shen2me cai4 you3 niu2rou4?
有什么菜有牛肉?

Waiter:

We have Braised Beef Potatoes.
Wo3men you3 Niu2rou4 Dun4 Tu3dou4.
我们有牛肉炖土豆。

B:

Please speak - slow - a little.
Qing3 shuo1 man4 yi4dianr3.
请说慢 一点。

Waiter:

We have Braised Beef Potatoes.
Wo3men you3 Niu2rou4 Dun4 Tu3dou4.
我们有牛肉炖土豆。

B:

"Dun" is what meaning?
"Dun4" shi4 shen2me yi4si?
"炖"是什么意思?

Waiter:

Dun's meaning is "stewed" or "braised".
Dun4 de yi4si shi4 "stewed" huo4zhe3 "braised".
炖的意思是"stewed"或者"braised"。

B:

"Tudou" is what meaning?
"Tu3dou4" shi4 shen2me yi4si?
"土豆"是什么意思?

Waiter:

Tudou is "potato".
Tu3dou4 shi4 "potato".
土豆是"potato"。

You like to eat potatoes?
Ni3 xi3huan1 chi1 tu3dou4 ma?
你喜欢吃土豆吗?

B:

I - very - like to eat.
Wo3 hen3 xi3huan1 chi1.
我很喜欢吃。

A:

Potatoes very delicious.
Tu3dou4 hen3 hao3chi1.

土豆很好吃。 


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