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.
If you wish to enjoy the best of Chinese food, you'll need to gain some proficiency in using chopsticks. Just a little practice is required to ensure you don't go hungry at a fast moving Chinese feast. Avoid 'skewering' your food, unless as a last resort.
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.