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5 Chinese Phrases for ordering in Restaurants (Part 1)

October 14, 2018

Have you experienced situations when you're in a restaurant, and would like to order food, ask for culinaries, take away food, pay the bills, etc? In these two series, we'll cover 10 useful phrases that you may use in restaurants, and in this article, we'll start with the first five!

 

 

 

1) 有位子吗?yǒu wèizi ma

Do you have a table?

 

A: 你们有位子吗?nǐmen yǒu wèizi ma

Do you have a table?

B: 欢迎来到Winkie饭店,你几位?huānyíng lái dào Winkie fànguǎn ,nǐ jǐ wèi?

Welcome to Winkie's Restaurant, how many are you?

B: 我一位。wǒ yī wèi.

One person.

2)可以给我菜单吗?kěyǐ gěi wǒ càidān ma

Can I have the menu?

 

A: 可以给我菜单吗?kěyǐ gěi wǒ càidān ma ?

Can I have the menu?

B: 好的,这里。hǎode , zhèli

Sure, here you are.

3)我可以点餐了。wǒ kěyǐ diǎncān le

I can order now.

 

A: 小姐,你准备好点餐了吗?xiǎo jiě , nǐ zhǔnbèi hǎo diǎn cān le ma

Miss, are you ready to order?

B: 是的,我可以点餐了。shì de, wǒ kěyǐ diǎncān le

Yes, I can order now.

 

4)来___。lái___

I'll have...

 

A: 小姐,请问你要点什么呢?xiǎo jiě , qǐngwèn nǐ yào diǎn shénme ne

Miss, can I ask what you want to order?

B: 来一杯水吧,谢谢! lái yì bēi shuǐ ba , xièxie !

I'll have a glass of water, thanks!

5)你有什么推荐呢?nǐ yǒu shénme tuījiàn ne

What recommendations do you have?

 

A: 你有什么推荐呢?nǐ yǒu shénme tuījiàn ne ?

What recommendations do you have?

B: 牛排要不要?niúpái yào bú yào?

Do you want steak?

 

 

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