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Lesson 084 - Revision of Expressions Used in Restaurants

07-13-2010 11:28 BJT

Cam: Yajie, this week on Chinese Studio we learned what to say when we order food, drinks, call the waiter or waitress over, and pay for the bill.
Yajie: Yes. Now let’s check sentences in the week.

Sentences in the week

我要一瓶啤酒(wo3 yao4 yi4 ping2 pi2jiu3). I want to have a bottle of beer. 服务员(fu2wu4 yuan2) waiter or waitress. 我要几张餐巾纸(wo3 yao4 ji3 zhang1 can1jin1zhi3). I’d like some napkins. 服务员,买单。(fu2wu4yuan2, mai3dan1.)Excuse me, can I get the bill? 多少钱?(duo1shao3 qian2) How much is it? 开张发票(kai1 zhang1 fa1piao4 ). Can I get a receipt? All in today’s sentences in the week.
 
Cam: How do I ask for a bottle of beer?
YJ: You can say “我要一瓶啤酒(wo3 yao4 yi4 ping2 pi2jiu3)”.
Cam: 我要一瓶啤酒(wo3 yao4 yi4 ping2 pi2jiu3).
YJ: 我(wo3) means I. 要(yao4) means want. y-a-o, the fourth tone.
Cam: 我(wo3) 要(yao4)
YJ: 一(yi4), means one. 瓶(ping2), p-i-n-g, the second tone, means bottle.
Cam: 一瓶 (yi4 ping2) one bottle.
YJ: 啤酒 (pi2jiu3), beer.
Cam: 啤酒 (pi2jiu3).
YJ: 我要一瓶啤酒(wo3 yao4 yi4 ping2 pi2jiu3), I’d like to have a bottle of beer.
Cam: 我要一瓶啤酒(wo3 yao4 yi4 ping2 pi2jiu3).
 YJ: 我要一杯茶。(wo3 yao4 yi4 bei1 cha2) , I want to have a cup of tea.
Cam: cup in Chinese is 杯(bei1), right? 
YJ: Yes. 杯(bei1), b-e-i, the first tone.
Cam: 杯(bei1).
YJ: And茶(cha2) is tea, the second tone.
Cam: 茶(cha2)
YJ: 我要一杯茶。(wo3 yao4 yi4 bei1 cha2).
Cam: 我要一杯茶。(wo3 yao4 yi4 bei1 cha2), I want to have a cup of tea. 

Conversation1:

Cam: So,Yajie, waiter or waitress in Chinese is服务员(fu2wu4 yuan2), right?
YJ: Yes. There they are, and you can ask for some napkins. Napkin is “餐巾纸(can1jin1 zhi3)”.
Cam: 餐巾纸(can1jin1 zhi3)
YJ: 餐巾(can1jin1) is napkin.
Cam: 餐巾(can1jin1).
YJ: 纸 (zhi3), z-h-i, the third tone means paper.
Cam: 纸 (zhi3).
YJ: 餐巾纸(can1jin1zhi3) napkin.
Cam: 餐巾纸(can1jin1zhi3).
YJ: 我要几张餐巾纸(wo3 yao4 ji3 zhang1 can1jin1zhi3), I’d like some napkins.
Cam: 我要几张餐巾纸( wo3 yao4 ji3 zhang1 can1jin1zhi3).

Conversation2:


Cam: Okay Yajie….Now after eating all this food, I’m stuffed. How do I ask for the bill?
Yajie: You can say 服务员,买单。(fu2wu4yuan2, mai3dan1.)
Cam:  服务员,买单。(fu2wu4yuan2, mai3dan1.)
Yajie: 服务员(fu2wu4yuan2), waiter or waitress.
Cam: 服务员(fu2wu4yuan2).
Yajie: 买单 (mai3dan1), to pay for the bill.
Cam: 买单 (mai3dan1)
Yajie: 买 (mai3) means to buy. M-a-i, the third tone.
Cam: 买(mai3).
Yajie: 单(dan1), d-a-n, the first tone. Here it means bill.
Cam: 单(dan1)
Yajie: 服务员,买单。(fu2wu4yuan2, mai3dan1.)Excuse me, can I get the bill?
Cam: 服务员,买单。(fu2wu4yuan2, mai3dan1.)Yajie,how do I say “can I get a receipt?” in Chinese?
Yajie: It’s 开张发票. (kai1 zhang1 fa1piao4)
Cam: 开张发票( kai1 zhang1 fa1piao4)

Conversation3:

Sentences in the week
我要一瓶啤酒(wo3 yao4 yi4 ping2 pi2jiu3). I want to have a bottle of beer. 服务员(fu2wu4 yuan2) waiter or waitress. 我要几张餐巾纸(wo3 yao4 ji3 zhang1 can1jin1zhi3). I’d like some napkins. 服务员,买单。(fu2wu4yuan2, mai3dan1.)Excuse me, can I get the bill? 多少钱?(duo1shao qian2) How much is it? 开张发票(kai1 zhang1 fa1piao4 ). Can I get a receipt?

Cam: Now it's time for the question of the week: how do you say “I want to have a bottle of beer” in Chinese? 
Yajie: And send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com. That’s all for this week’s Chinese Studio. Have a nice weekend. Xia4 zhou1 jian4!
Cam: Xia4 zhou1 jian4! See you next week!

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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