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
Ci2hui4
词汇

A:

One
Yi1


B:

"One" as classifier
Yi4


A:

"One" as classifier - before a fourth-tone syllable
Yi2


B:

One of something
Yi2 ge4
一个

A:

Five
Wu3


B:

Five of something
Wu3 ge4
五个

A:

Idea - as shown in dictionary
Zhu3yi4
主意

B:

Idea - as actually spoken
Zhu2yi
主意

A:

Cup
Bei1


B:

Pot, as in teapot
Hu2


A:

Tea
Cha2


B:

Green tea
Lv4cha2
绿茶

A:

A cup of green tea
Yi4 bei1 lv4cha2
一杯绿茶

B:

A pot of green tea
Yi4 hu2 lv4cha2
一壶绿茶

A:

Oolong tea
Wu1long2cha2
乌龙茶

B:

Iron Goddess Of Mercy tea
Tie3guan1yin1 cha2
铁观音茶

A:

Also or Again
Zai4


Announcer:

Dialogue
Dui4hua4
对话

A:

Suggest we look at menu.
Wo3men kan4 cai4dan1 ba.
我们看菜单吧。

B:

Okay.
Hao3 a.
好啊。

This very good.
Zhe4ge hen3 hao3.
这个很好。

We order mutton kebabs?
Wo3men dian3 yang2rou4chuanr4 ma?
我们点羊肉串儿吗?

A:

Good idea.
Hao3 zhu2yi.
好主意。

Please bring five mutton kebab.
Qing3 lai2 wu3 ge4 yang2rou4chuanr4.
请来五个羊肉串儿。

C:

Bring one Braised Beef Potatoes.
Lai2 yi2 ge4 Niu2rou4 Dun4 Tu3dou4.
来一个牛肉炖土豆。

Also bring one spinach.
Zai4 lai2 yi2 ge4 bo1cai4.
再来一个菠菜。

Waiter:

Drink - a little - what?
He1 dianr3 shen2me?
喝点儿什么?

A:

You plural - have what tea?
Ni3men you3 shen2me cha2?
你们有什么茶?

Waiter:

We have green tea, ...
Wo3men you3 lv4cha2, ...
我们有绿茶,……

also have oolong tea, ...
ye3 you3 wu1long2cha2, ...
也有乌龙茶,……

also have Iron Goddess Of Mercy tea.
hai2you3 Tie3guan1yin1 cha2.
还有铁观音茶。

A:

Bring one cup green tea.
Lai2 yi4 bei1 lv4cha2.
来一杯绿茶。

B:

I also like green tea.
Wo3 ye3 xi3huan1 lv4cha2.
我也喜欢绿茶。

Suggest we order a pot of green tea.
Wo3men dian3 yi4 hu2 lv4cha2 ba.
我们点一壶绿茶吧。

A:

Good idea.
Hao3 zhu2yi.

好主意。 


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