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 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.