Lesson 22


In a Restaurant

Dialogue 1

Get a menu and order

Nǐ mén yǒu yīng wén cài dān ma ?
“Do you have an English menu?”
你们有英文菜单吗?
 
Yǒu gěi nín
“Yes, here you are.”
有,给您。  
 
Yǒu shén me tè sè cài ?
“What specialties do you have?”
有什么特色菜?
 
Wǒ mén yǒu má pó dòu fǔ hé gōng bǎo jī dīng
“We have spicy sautéed bean curd with pepper and diced chicken stir fried with red pepper and peanuts.”
我们有麻婆豆腐和宫保鸡丁。
 
Wǒ diǎn má pó dòu fǔ
“I want the spicy sautéed bean curd with pepper.”
我点麻婆豆腐。

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Dialogue 2

Paying the bill

Mǎi dān
“Bill, please.”
买单
 
Xiān shēng yī gòng shì sān shí kuài qián
“Sir, thirty dollars in total.”
先生,一共是三十块钱。
 
Néng bāng wǒ dǎ bāo ma ?
“Can you put it in a doggy bag?”
能帮我打包吗?
 
Dāng rán kě yǐ
“Of course.”
当然可以。
 
Yǒu fā piào ma ?
“Do you have receipts?”
有发票吗?
 
Duì bù qǐ méi yǒu fā piào
“I’m sorry, we’re do not offer receipts.”
对不起,没有发票

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Vocabulary

nǐ mén you (plural) 你们
yīng wén English 英文
cài dān menu 菜单
gěi give
tè sè cài specialties 特色菜
má pó dòu fǔ spicy tofu 麻婆豆腐
gōng bǎo jī dīng spicy chicken 宫保鸡丁
diǎn order
mǎi dān paying a bill 买单
yī gòng in total 一共
dǎ bāo put in a doggy bag 打包
fā piào receipt 发票

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