Learn Chinese 100 sentences︱everyday language:Being A Guest at A Friend’s Home

Learn Chinese 100 sentences︱everyday language:Being A Guest at A Friend's Home

Background:

If invited, a guest must arrive at a Chinese friend’s home on time. It is proper to be there a couple of minutes earlier, as being late is rude. Generally speaking, eating is more important than talking at a dining table for Chinese people think scant wine and dishes are impolite to guests. Mike is invited to her colleague Wang Li’s home.

Text:

Wánglì:fàn zuò hăo le, kuài lái chī ba.

王丽:饭做好了,快来吃吧。

Wang:Now everything is already prepared. Come on, let’s eat.

mài kè:zhè me duō cài, kàn zhe yăn dōu chán le.

麦克:这么多菜,看着眼都馋了。

Mike:So many delicious dishes! It makes my mouth water just to look at them.

Wánglì:lái, jiā cài, duō chī diănr.

王丽:来,夹菜,多吃点儿。

Wang:Here, take some more.

mài kè:zhè xiē cài dōu shì nín zì jĭ zuò de ma?

麦克:这些菜都有是您自己做的吗?

Mike:Did you cook all these dishes?

Wánglì:shì a, zĕn me yàng?

王丽:是啊,怎么样?

Wang:Yes. How do you like it?

mài kè:Zhōng guó rén zuò cài de shŏu yì zhēnbú cuò.

麦克:中国人做菜的手艺真不错。

Mike:The Chinese are very good at cooks.

Wánglì:lái, gĕi nĭ diănr zhè gè cài.

王丽:来给你点儿这个菜。

Wang:Now, let me help you with the dish.

mài kè:bié kè qì, wŏ zì jĭ lái.

麦克:别客气,我自己来。

Mike:Don’t stand on ceremony. I’ll help myself.

Wánglì:chī băo le ma?

王丽:吃饱了吗?

Wang:Are you full?

mài kè:xiè xiè, chī băo le.

麦克:谢谢,吃饱了。

Mike:Thanks, I’m quite full.

New words:

1. 朋友 péng yǒu: friend

2. 做客:zuò kè: be invited

3. 饭fàn: dinner

4 菜 cài: dish

5. 馋 chán: greedy

6. 自己 zì jĭ: oneself

7. 做菜 zuò cài: cook

8. 手艺不错 shŏu yì bú cuò: be good at

9. 夹菜 jiā cài: eat

10.  饱 băo: be full

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