Here you'll learn how to arrange to go for lunch with a colleague in China. You'll learn how to respond if asked are you hungry, and do you want to eat some Chinese food. The waitress uses the polite way of asking 'how many people?', and you will learn the polite way to respond in Mandarin Chinese!
At the office, Dani asks you if you want to go for lunch. As you are hungry, you eagerly accept the opportunity to go for some Chinese food and learn some essential Mandarin Chinese vocabulary. The business districts in Chinese cities are usually well serviced by many restaurants offering tempting lunch menus.
A typical Chinese meal is a shared experience. Rather than people ordering their own dish, somebody will order a selection of dishes for the table. Everybody will be served their own bowl of rice, and the main meat and vegetable dishes will be placed in the center of the table to share. Many restaurants have a rotating glass surface in the center of the table to facilitate everyone being able to try some of each dish.
About our Lessons
Dani, a Mandarin Chinese speaker and native of Beijing, guides you along your travels in China. Dani will help you learn Chinese words and phrases essential to navigate through real life scenarios in everyday Chinese life. You will also benefit from fascinating and practical lessons about the culture of China and its values. The lessons will allow you to learn Chinese online without the need for downloads or software installations. You can begin to learn Chinese free by taking advantage of our ten free Chinese lessons.