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点菜 (diăn cài) Order Dishes

May. 13, 2008

Beginner Level / 初级chūjí

Fú wù yuán: Xiānsheng, nínhăo, nín xūyào diăn shénme?
服务员:      先生,       您好,  您    需要   点   什么?
Waiter: Sir, can I help you please?

Gù kè: Wŏ  yào  yí fèn  niúpái.
顾客: 我    要  一  份   牛排。
Customer: I’d like a steak.

Fú wù yuán: Hăo de, qĭng shāoděng.
服 务  员:   好  的,请      稍等。
Waiter: Ok, wait for a moment, please.


生词(shēngcí) Vocabulary
:

牛排 niú páin steak

Intermediate Level / 中级zhōngjí

Fú wù yuán: Huān yíng guāng lín! Xiānsheng, qĭngwèn nín xūyào diăn shénme?

服    务  员:欢    迎     光临!        先生,        请问       您   需要    点    什么?
Waiter: Welcome! Sir, can I help you please?


Gù kè: Wŏ xiăng diăn yī xiē jiāchángcài, nĭmen zhè dōu yŏu shénme?

顾客:我     想     点  一  些  家常菜,     你 们    这    都   有   什么?
Customer: Do you have home-style dishes here? I want to order some.


Fú wù yuán: zhè shì càidān, qĭng nín kàn kàn.

服 务  员:  这  是    菜单,请   您   看  看。

Waiter: This is the menu, please have a look.


Gù kè: èn, wŏ yào gōngbăojīdīng, yú xiāng ròu sī,  hái yŏu xīhóngshì chăo jīdàn. Cài lĭ    bú yào fàng

顾客:嗯,我 要    宫保鸡丁, 鱼   香     肉  丝,还  有  西红柿      炒  鸡蛋。菜 里 不 要    放

wèi jīng, shăo fàng làjiāo.
味精,    少     放    辣椒。

Customer: Well, I want Kung pao chicken, Fish-flavored shredded pork and Scrambled eggs with tomatoes. Please don’t add MSG to the dish and have less hot pepper.


Fú wù yuán: Hăo de, qĭng shāoděng.

服务员:     好    的,请     稍等。
Waiter: Ok, wait for a minute, please.

生词(shēngcí) Vocabulary

家常菜 jiā cháng càin home-style dishes

味精 wèi jīng n MSG

辣椒 là jiāon chili, hot pepper

Advanced Level / 高级gāojí

Gù kè: Fú wù yuán, diăn cài.

顾客:服 务员,   点     菜。
Customer: Waiter, I want to order some dishes.


Fú wù yuán: Hăo de, xiān sheng. Qĭng wèn nín jĭ wèi?

服务员:     好    的,先生。       请   问     您   几 位?

Waiter: Yes, sir. For how many people, please?


Gù kè: Liăng wèi. Qĭng bă càidān gěi wŏ. èn, zhè ge máyĭshàngshù shì shénme cài?

顾客: 两 位。    请     把  菜单      给 我。嗯,这 个 蚂蚁上树          是  什么    菜?
Customer: Two. Menu please. Uh, what is this dish: Ants climbing trees?


Fú wù yuán: Tā de zhŭyào yuánliào shì ròuò hé fěntiáo, yīnwèi ròumò zài fěntiáo zhōngjiān,

服 务 员:   它 的  主要      原料       是 肉末 和  粉条,   因为   肉末     在  粉条     中间,

kàn qĭlái jiù xiàng shì máyĭ zài páshù, suóyĭ jiù yŏu le zhè ge míng zi.
看   起来 就 像     是    蚂蚁 在 爬树,所以 就 有 了 这 个 名字。
Waiter: It is mainly made from minced meat and vermicelli. The vermicelli with spicy minced pork looks like ants climbing trees. Thus the dish is named “Ants climbing trees.”

Gù kè: Tīng qĭlái hěn yŏu qù, wŏ jiù yào tā le; zài lái gè mápódò fu, duō fàng diăn làjiāo.
顾客: 听    起来 很    有  趣,我 就 要 它 了;再 来 个  麻婆豆腐,   多    放    点    辣椒。

Lìng wài, zài yào yí gè qīng zhēng lúyú.
另外,     再 要 一 个     清   蒸       鲈鱼。
Customer: It sounds interesting and we’ll take it. I also want Mapo Tofu (Stir-Fried Tofu in Hot Sauce) with enoughhot pepper. Besides, I want steamed perch with scallion and black beans.


Fú wù yuán: Hăo de, xiān shen. Zài lái yí gè wŏmen diàn lĭ de tèsècài – yùmĭgēng zěnmeyàng? Wŏ xiăng bĭjiào hé

服务员:       好 的,先生。      再 来 一 个  我们       店  里 的 特色菜 —玉米羹      怎么样?我   想   比较  合
xiānsheng nín de kŏuwèi.
先生 您    的   口味。
Waiter: Ok, sir, how about our specialty Thick corn soup? It must suit your taste.


Gù kè: Hăo, lái yí gè,  zài ná liăng píng píjiŭ.

顾客: 好,来 一 个,再 拿 两 瓶       啤酒。
Customer: Ok. We’ll take it and please give us two bottles of beer.

Fú wù yuán: Hăo, èr wèi qĭng shāoděng, cài yí huìr jiù shàng lái le.
服务员:      好。二位    请      稍等,     菜 一会儿 就  上      来 了。
Waiter: Yes, sir. Please wait for a minute. The dishes will be served very soon.

生词(shēngcí) Vocabulary:

原料 yuán liàon raw material

肉末 ròu mò n minced pork

口味 kŏu wèin taste

特色菜 tè sè càin specialty

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