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Dining preferences-what’s yours? 餐桌争辩—什么才是你的菜

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ID: 4172 Upper Intermediate
Buffet or a table meal? When to use serving chopsticks? Join us in this lesson for an interesting discussion as well as learn useful vocabulary on some dining etiquettes. 自助餐还是桌餐?什么时候应该用公筷?来听听这个关于餐桌上的选择与礼仪的课程吧! HSK lvl 4 好像 估计 浪费 丰富 规定 热闹 结果 HSK lvl 5 未必 罚款 搞 倒 HSK lvl 6 宁愿 嫌
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
估计 gūjì to estimate; to reckon
未必 wèibì not necessarily
罚款 fákuǎn to fine; penalty; fine (monetary)
自助餐 zìzhùcān buffet
今天的菜好像点多了,估计又要浪费了。
jīntiān de cài hǎoxiàng diǎn duō le ,gūjì yòu yào làngfèi le 。
Looks like we’ve over ordered the food, I reckon we’re going to waste food again.
我早就说应该去吃自助的,按需取菜,选择丰富又不会浪费。
wǒ zǎo jiù shuō yīnggāi qù chī zìzhù de ,àn xū qǔ cài ,xuǎnzé fēngfù yòu bùhuì làngfèi 。
I told you we should have gone for buffet. Not only we don’t waste by taking only what we need but the selection is excellent.
未必吧,想取多少取多少,那不是更容易浪费?
wèibì ba ,xiǎng qǔ duōshao qǔ duōshao ,nà búshi gèng róngyì làngfèi ?
Not necessarily so. Isn’t it more wasteful if we take what we want?
你还不知道吧?现在自助餐厅都规定,剩菜太多要罚款呢,看谁还敢多取。
nǐ hái bù zhīdào ba ?xiànzài zìzhùcān tīng dōu guīdìng ,shèngcài tài duō yào fákuǎn ne ,kàn shéi hái gǎn duō qǔ 。
Don’t you know? Restaurants serving buffet have a rule that penalise customers who have too much leftovers.
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