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1. Nǐmen èr wèi chīdiǎnr shén me ?
你们二位吃点儿什么?
2. Yǒu cài dān ma ? Xiān kàn yí xià cài dān.
有菜单吗?先看一下菜单。
3. Zhè shìcài dān. Nǐ men xiān kàn yí xià.
这是菜单。你们先看一下。
4. Xiān lǎi sān gè liáng cài, yí gè bàn huáng guā,
先来3个凉菜,一个拌黄瓜,
5. Yì pánr huā shēng mǐ, y í gè jiàng niú ròu.
一盘儿花生米,一个酱牛肉。
6. Rè cài ne ? Yào shén me rè cài ?
热菜呢?要什么热菜?
7. Lái bàn zhī kǎo yā, yí gè yú xiāng ròu sī.
来半支烤鸭,一个鱼香肉丝。
8. Yào shén me tāng?
要什么汤?
9. Yí gè xī hóng shì jī dàn tāng,
一个西红柿鸡蛋汤,
10. yì wǎn mǐ fàn. Ná sān gè bēi zi.
一碗米饭。拿3个杯子。
11. Tā bú huì yòng kuài zi, nín gěi ná gè s háo zi hé yí fù dāo zi, chā zi.
他不会用筷子,您给拿个勺子和一副刀子,叉子。
12. Hái yào shén me ma ?
还要什么吗?
13. Bú yào le.
不要了。
14. Xiǎo jiě, jié zhàng.
小姐,结账。
Translation
– What would you (two) like to eat?
– Do you have a menu? First have a look at the menu.
– Here is the menu? Please have a look.
– We’ll first want 3 cold dishes, a cucumber salad, a plate of shelled peanut and a cooked beef with soy sauce.
– And what about hot dishes? What hot dishes would you like?
– We’ would like have a half roast duck and a “fish-smelling” hot shredded meat.
– What soup do you want?
– An egg and tomato soup, and a bowl of rice. Bring 3 glasses. He can’t use chopsticks, please bring him a spoon and a pair of knife and fork.
– Do you want something else?
– No… Miss, the bill please.
New words:
位 wèi (m) a person measure word
菜单 càidān (n) menu
先 xiān (adv) first, earlier
一下 yíxià (n) once, one time
拌黄瓜 bànhuángguā (n) cucumber salad
盘 pán (n) plate
花生米 huāshēngmǐ (n) shelled peanut
酱牛肉 jiàngniúròu (n) beef cooked with soy sauce
支 zhī (m) (a measure word)
鱼香肉丝 yúxiāngròusī (n)
“fish-smelling” hot shredded meat
汤 tāng (n) soup
碗 wǎn (n) bowl
拿 ná (v) take
杯子 bēizi (n) glass
会 huì (v) know, be able to
用 yòng (v) use
筷子 kuàizi (n) chopsticks
给 gěi (v) give
勺子 sháozi (n) ladle
副 fù (m) (a measure word)
刀子 dāozi (n) knife
叉子 chāzi (n) fork
了 le (part) (a modal particle)
结账 jiézhàng (n) Bill

GRAMMAR
1.The modal particle 了
When the modal particle 了 is added at the end of a sentence, it indicates changed circumstances.
– 我不要 了。I do not want any more.
– 我不去上海 了。I do not go to shanghai any more.
– 我是老师 了。 I am teacher now.
2.Helping verbs 会, 想, 要, 应, 该
Helping verbs such as 会, 想, 要, 应 and 该 are more often than not to appear before verbs to express ability, possibility, intention, wishes.
Example:
– 我 会 用筷子。 I know how to use chopsticks.
– 我喜欢 吃中餐。 I like to eat chinese food.
– 我想 去北京。 I would like to go to Peking.
– 你应该 买一张地图。 You should buy a map.

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