Ordering Lunch

1. Saying Hello

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2. Introduction to Tones

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3. Ordering a Coffee

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4. Airport - Arriving

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5. Taxi - Going to Hotel

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6. Hotel - Checking In

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7. Numbers 1-10

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8. Breakfast

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9. Shopping

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10. Introducing yourself

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11. Meeting a Colleague

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12. Going for Lunch

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13. Ordering Lunch

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14. Numbers 11 to 999

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15. In the Office

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16. Telling the Time

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17. Ordering Dinner

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18. Having Dinner

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19. Days of the Week

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20. Booking a Day Trip

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21. Sightseeing

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22. Taking the Subway

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23. Asking for Directions

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24. Buying a Phone

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25. At the Bar

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26. Karaoke with Friends

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27. Planning Meeting

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28. Giving a Presentation

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29. Leisure Centre

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30. Talking about Family

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31. Months of the Year

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32. Weather

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33. Visiting the Bank

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34. At the Market

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35. At the Post Office

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36. Sightseeing

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37. Contract Extension

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38. Café Lunch

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39. Apartment Search

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40. Hotel Checking Out

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Here you'll learn how to order lunch in a restaurant in China. You'll learn how to ask for the menu, order Chinese dishes, and order drinks. You'll also learn how to ask the waiter for the bill in Mandarin Chinese.

Dani and Leo take their seats in the restaurant, and look through the menu. Dani teaches Leo how to order some fundamental Chinese dishes, such as stir fries and fried noodles. Dani explains the underlying meaning behind new words such as chicken and beef, and Leo can identify the pattern in how these words are formed in Mandarin Chinese.

Each region in China has their own unique style of cuisine depending on what is available locally in the area. In Northern areas, wheat is the staple crop, and noodles and steamed buns are common dishes. In Southern areas, rice dominates the lunch menus as the staple. All areas of China enjoy a wide variety of vegetable dishes, particularly greens such as bok choy and pak choy. Chinese people take great pleasure in dining, and love to enjoy as wide a selection of dishes as possible.



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