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ID: 0042 Newbie
Don’t get me wrong, your ability to say “chicken” and “noodles” is gold-star worthy, but if variety is the spice of life, then Chinese food is the spice rack. In this “tantalizing” podcast lesson we’ll help you order some traditional dishes in China in Mandarin Chinese…without looking at that picture menu.
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xiǎng would like
chī to eat
什么 shénme what
要不要 yàobuyào to want or not
nǐ xiǎng chī shénme ?yàobuyào chī yú ?
What do you want to eat? (Do you) want fish?
wǒ bùtài xǐhuan yú 。wǒ xiǎng chī gūlǎoròu 。
I don’t like fish very much. I want to eat sweet and sour pork.
hǎo 。xiǎngbuxiǎng chī chǎofàn ?
No problem. (Do you) want to eat fried rice?
chǎofàn kěyǐ 。yǒu tāng ma ?
Fried rice is fine. (Is there) have any soup?
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