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8 essential Mandarin phrases for restaurant

2018-May-8       Source: Newsgd.com

Even if you are not fluent, you better learn some of the Chinese words and phrases that will help you ensure survival: how to order food.

You are in China, how well is your Chinese communication skills? Even if you are not fluent, you better learn some of the Chinese words and phrases that will help you ensure survival: how to order food.



Nǐ hǎo, liǎng wèi.

Hello, we are two.



Fúwùyuán, diǎn cài.

Waiter, order please.



Qǐng gěi wǒ càidān.

May I have the menu?



Wǒ yào yì bēi shuǐ / yì píng píjiǔ / yì bēi chá.

I want a glass of water / a bottle of beer / a cup of tea.


不要辣。/ 要辣。

Bú yào là. / Yào là.

I don't want spicy. / I want spicy.



Qǐng gěi yí ge sháozi / yí fù dāo chā / yì shuāng kuàizi.

A spoon / a knife and fork / a pair of chopsticks, please.



Qǐng lái yì wǎn mǐfàn /miàntiáo.

A bowl with steamed rice/ noodles, please.



Mǎi dān.

Pay the bill.

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Editor: Monica Liu

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