New Mandarin Chinese Lesson: What To Eat?

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

Lesson Script

Announcer:

What to Eat?
Chī Shénme?
吃什么?

A:

I'm hungry.
Wǒ è le.
我饿了。

Let's go out and eat.
Wǒmen chūqù chī ba.
我们出去吃吧。

My treat.
Wǒ qǐng kè.
我请客。

B:

Okay.
Hǎo a.
好啊。

What do you want to eat?
Nǐ xiǎng chī shénme?
你想吃什么?

A:

I want to eat Sichuan cuisine.
Wǒ xiǎng chī sìchuāncài.
我想吃四川菜。

B:

Too spicy, I can't eat spicy.
Tài là le, wǒ bùnéng chī là.
太辣了,我不能吃辣。

A:

So eat Jiangsu cuisine.
Nà chī huáiyángcài.
那吃淮扬菜。

B:

Too light.
Tài qīngdàn le.
太清淡了。

A:

How about Cantonese cuisine?
Yuècài zěnmeyàng?
粤菜怎么样?

B:

It's everywhere in America's Chinatowns.
Měiguó de tángrénjiē dàochù dōushì.
美国的唐人街到处都是。
Note: Literally... America ~ de ~ Chinatown(s) ~ everywhere ~ all is

I'm tired of eating it.
Wǒ chī nì le.
我吃腻了。

Suggest eat a bit that's special.
Chī diǎn yǒu tèsè de ba.
吃点有特色的吧。

A:

Then you choose one!
Nà nǐ xuǎn yígè!
那你选一个!

B:

I suggest, treat me to Burger King.
Qǐng wǒ chī hànbǎowáng ba.
请我吃汉堡王吧。

A:

But you said you want it to be special!
Dànshì nǐ shuō yào yǒu tèsè!
但是你说要有特色!


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