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New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: Newbie #20: Go To Restaurant #5

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We're excited to announce that 席爱娜 Xi Aina (Diana) has just published "Newbie #20: Go To Restaurant #5", a new Newbie level Mandarin Chinese lesson, on Language Mentor! 

Lesson Script

Announcer:

Go To Restaurant #5
Newbie 20: Go To Restaurant 5

Vocabulary
Cíhuì
词汇

A:

One



B:

"One" as classifier



A:

"One" as classifier - before a fourth-tone syllable



B:

One of something
Yí gè
一个

A:

Five



B:

Five of something
Wǔ gè
五个

A:

Idea - as shown in dictionary
Zhǔyì
主意

B:

Idea - as actually spoken
Zhúyi
主意

A:

Cup
Bēi


B:

Pot, as in teapot



A:

Tea
Chá


B:

Green tea
Lǜchá
绿茶

A:

A cup of green tea
Yì bēi lǜchá
一杯绿茶

B:

A pot of green tea
Yì hú lǜchá
一壶绿茶

A:

Oolong tea
Wūlóngchá
乌龙茶

B:

Iron Goddess Of Mercy tea
Tiěguānyīn chá
铁观音茶

A:

Also or Again
Zài


Announcer:

Dialogue
Duìhuà
对话

A:

Suggest we look at menu.
Wǒmen kàn càidān ba.
我们看菜单吧。

B:

Okay.
Hǎo a.
好啊。

This very good.
Zhège hěn hǎo.
这个很好。

We order mutton kebabs?
Wǒmen diǎn yángròuchuànr ma?
我们点羊肉串儿吗?

A:

Good idea.
Hǎo zhúyi.
好主意。

Please bring five mutton kebab.
Qǐng lái wǔ gè yángròuchuànr.
请来五个羊肉串儿。

C:

Bring one Braised Beef Potatoes.
Lái yí gè Niúròu Dùn Tǔdòu.
来一个牛肉炖土豆。

Also bring one spinach.
Zài lái yí gè bōcài.
再来一个菠菜。

Waiter:

Drink - a little - what?
Hē diǎnr shénme?
喝点儿什么?

A:

You plural - have what tea?
Nǐmen yǒu shénme chá?
你们有什么茶?

Waiter:

We have green tea, ...
Wǒmen yǒu lǜchá, ...
我们有绿茶,……

also have oolong tea, ...
yě yǒu wūlóngchá, ...
也有乌龙茶,……

also have Iron Goddess Of Mercy tea.
háiyǒu Tiěguānyīn chá.
还有铁观音茶。

A:

Bring one cup green tea.
Lái yì bēi lǜchá.
来一杯绿茶。

B:

I also like green tea.
Wǒ yě xǐhuān lǜchá.
我也喜欢绿茶。

Suggest we order a pot of green tea.
Wǒmen diǎn yì hú lǜchá ba.
我们点一壶绿茶吧。

A:

Good idea.
Hǎo zhúyi.

好主意。 


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