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?
Chi1 Shen2me?
吃什么?

A:

I'm hungry.
Wo3 e4 le.
我饿了。

Let's go out and eat.
Wo3men chu1qu4 chi1 ba.
我们出去吃吧。

My treat.
Wo3 qing3 ke4.
我请客。

B:

Okay.
Hao3 a.
好啊。

What do you want to eat?
Ni3 xiang3 chi1 shen2me?
你想吃什么?

A:

I want to eat Sichuan cuisine.
Wo3 xiang3 chi1 si4chuan1cai4.
我想吃四川菜。

B:

Too spicy, I can't eat spicy.
Tai4 la4 le, wo3 bu4neng2 chi1 la4.
太辣了,我不能吃辣。

A:

So eat Jiangsu cuisine.
Na4 chi1 huai2yang2cai4.
那吃淮扬菜。

B:

Too light.
Tai4 qing1dan4 le.
太清淡了。

A:

How about Cantonese cuisine?
Yue4cai4 zen3meyang4?
粤菜怎么样?

B:

It's everywhere in America's Chinatowns.
Mei3guo2 de tang2ren2jie1 dao4chu4 dou1shi4.
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.
Wo3 chi1 ni4 le.
我吃腻了。

Suggest eat a bit that's special.
Chi1 dian3 you3 te4se4 de ba.
吃点有特色的吧。

A:

Then you choose one!
Na4 ni3 xuan3 yi2ge4!
那你选一个!

B:

I suggest, treat me to Burger King.
Qing3 wo3 chi1 han4bao3wang2 ba.
请我吃汉堡王吧。

A:

But you said you want it to be special!
Dan4shi4 ni3 shuo1 yao4 you3 te4se4!
但是你说要有特色!


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