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Rice First

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ID: 1627 Elementary
Some foreigners think there's a conspiracy to deprive them of enjoying rice with their meal in China. In fact, it's just a Chinese custom which might seem strange to you. Here's a helpful tip: if you want to eat your rice with your meal, you can always ask them to bring out the rice first. Learn to do that in Chinese, with this lesson.
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hái also
cài dishes; food
差不多 chàbuduō more or less
to drink
hái yào shénme ma ?
Would you like anything else?
sān ge cài ,chàbuduō le 。
Three dishes. That's about right.
yào hē píjiǔ ma ?
Do you want to drink some beer?
wǒ bù xiǎng hē 。wǒ è sǐ le 。
No. I'm starving.
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