It's very beneficial to know the Chinese words for various types of alcoholic drinks if socialising in China. Chinese people generally don't go to bars very often, preferring instead to have a drink with a meal. The younger generation may go to bars more often, especially colleagues meeting after work. Either way, its good to go armed with a knowledge of some crucial vocabulary!
Dani invites Leo along to the bar to meet some of their colleagues. Dani teaches Leo how to offer to buy a drink for someone in Chinese. Leo learns how to order various different drinks including beer, wine and Chinese alcohol. Dani introduces Leo to Alex and Jenny. Leo also learns the meaning of the customary toast in Mandarin Chinese - Ganbei!
While China has always produced and consumed alcoholic drinks, consumption has risen in recent decades as incomes have risen. China is now the world's largest market for beer. Wine is also gaining in popularity due to Western influences, and is now being produced in larger quantities within China. Trendy bars in China's busiest city districts now offer a array of every type of drink you could imagine and are popular among young affluent Chinese.
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Dani, a native Mandarin Chinese speaker from Beijing, guides you through your trip in China. Dani will help you learn Chinese words and phrases that you need to know as you encounter real life situations while in China. You will also learn interesting and useful lessons about Chinese culture and values along the way. Our lessons are designed to help you learn Chinese online without the need to download or install any software. You can start to learn Chinese free by availing of our 10 free lessons.