In this lesson, you'll learn Mandarin Chinese words in order to ask for a coffee or tea at any café. You'll also learn how to point to any item that you want, without knowing what it's called in Chinese. You'll see that ordering from a waiter or waitress isn't too difficult once you learn Chinese words essential for the situation.
Dani orders you a cup of coffee at a coffee shop in Beijing Airport. You are eager to learn Mandarin phrases to place your own coffee order in the future! Coffee culture is a growing trend in modern cities in China, and Western coffee shops such as Starbucks are seen as a trendy place for young people to hang out with their friends.
The popularity of coffee varies between regions in China, with the larger cities featuring most. Shanghai residents drink the most coffee among Chinese, followed by Beijing and Guangzhou in third spot. Smaller towns and rural areas are slower to adopt the new trend.
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.