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8.4: Ordering Food and Paying the Bill (模块四- 点菜和结账)

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  • Module IV: Ordering Food and Paying the Bill

    模块四:点菜和结账

    Scenario 4.1: Li Ming and his friends order food in a roast duck restaurant.

    R:

    LM:

    QY:

    R:

    LM:

    R:

    LM:

    你们好,可以点菜了吗?

    可以,我们要一只烤鸭,

    三十张饼,每人一份葱和酱料。你们还想点什么?

    再来一个干煸四季豆。

    主食吃什么?

    米饭。

    喝什么?

    一大瓶可乐。

    diǎn

    to order

    烤鸭

    kǎoyā

    roast duck

    bǐng

    pan cake

    měi

    each

    fèn

    [M] set

    cōng

    green onion

    酱料

    jiàngliào

    dipping sauce

    zài

    in addition

    lái

    to come

    干煸

    四季豆

    gānbiān
    sìjìdòu

    pan fried green bean

    主食

    zhǔshí

    carbohydrate food

    米饭

    mǐfàn

    white rice

    to drink

    píng

    bottle

    可乐

    kělè

    cola

    Note:

    点 in this context means “to order” food in a restaurant.

    份a measure word, is often used for a “set” of items, like a lunch combo, or a newspaper of several section.

    Popular Chinese Dishes:

    黑椒牛肉

    hēi jiāo niúròu

    black pepper beef

    宫保鸡丁

    gōngbǎo jī dīng

    kong pau chicken

    粉蒸肉

    fěn zhēng ròu

    steamed pork with rice powder

    糖醋鱼块

    tángcù yúkuài

    sweet and sour fish fillet

    火锅

    huǒguō

    hotpot

    家常凉菜

    jiācháng liángcài

    house-made salad

    Scenario 4.2: Li Ming asks the server to bring the bill.

    LM:

    R:

    LM:

    QY:

    LM:

    服务员,结账。

    一共279元,现金还是刷卡?

    刷卡吧。

    李明,我们AA制吧。

    不,不,这次我请客。

    服务员

    fúwùyuán

    server

    结账

    jiézhàng

    to pay a bill

    一共

    yígòng

    in total

    现金

    xiànjīn

    cash

    还是

    háishì

    or

    刷卡

    shuākǎ

    by card

    AA制

    AA zhì

    to go Dutch

    [M] time

    请客

    qǐngkè

    to host dinner

    Note:

    刷卡 lit. “swipe card,” refers to paying by credit card.

    请客 Inviting others for a meal is the common way in China to show welcome and appreciation; it is also the most common social activity. Usually people take turns paying the bills, and you rarely see Chinese people splitting the check in a restaurant.

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