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Conversation

“EZ Chinese” is a special series on Chinese to Go, which is jointly produced by the Chinese Language Center of Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages and Radio Taiwan International.

 

 

Episode 08 (In the Restaurant)

 

Characters: Taiwanese friend/Taiwanese student/Overseas Chinese student

 

武三:嗨!我們又見面了。

(Hai! Wǒmen yòu jiànmiàn le.)

Wusan: Hi! We meet again! 

 

施思:嗨!你好,好久不見!

(Hai!  Nǐhǎo, hǎojiǔ bújiàn!)

Shisi:  Hi! Hello! Long time no see!

 

武三: 最近好嗎?中文課難不難?

(Zuìjìn hǎoma? Zhōngwénkè nánbùnán?)

Wusan: How have you been? Are your Chinese classes difficult?

 

施思: 還好,不太難。可是功課很多。

(Háihǎo, bútáinán. Kěshì gōngkè hěnduō.)

Shisi: They’re okay. Not too difficult. But, there’s a lot of homework.

 

武三:嗨!小六,你也來了。

(Hai! Xiǎoliù, nǐ yě lái le.)

Wusan: Hi, Xiaoliu! You’re here too!

 

小六: 對!我們都很喜歡來這家餐廳。

(Duì! Wǒmen dōu hěnxǐhuān lái zhèijiā cān tīng.)

Xiaoliu: Right! We all like to come to this restaurant.

 

施思:這裡很乾淨,價錢也很合理。

(Zhèlǐ hěn gānjìng, jiàqián yě hěn hélǐ.)

Shisi: It’s very clean here, and the prices are very reasonable.

 

武三 :你們現在會看菜單,用中文點餐了嗎?

(Nǐmen xiànzài huì kàn cáidān, yòng zhōngwén diǎncān le ma?)

Wusan: Can you read menus and use Chinese to order now?

 

施思: 哈哈!會點兩、三種了。

(Ha ha! Huì diǎn liǎng, sān zhǒng le.)

Shisi: Ha ha! Two or three things.

 

小六:就會點最喜歡吃的菜。

(Jiù huì diǎn zuì xǐhuān chī de cài.)

Xiaoliu: Just our favorite dish.

 

武三:哦,那是什麼?

(Óu, nàshì shénme?)

Wusan: Oh? And what is that?

 

小六:嗯,像是蛋炒飯,蝦仁炒飯什麼的。

(En, xiàngshì dàncǎofàn, xiārénchǎofàn shénme de.)

Xiaoliu: Um, it’s kind of like egg fried rice. Fried rice with shrimp…whatever…

 

施思:小六愛吃飯,我愛吃海鮮炒麵,很新鮮。

(Xiaoliu ài chīfàn, wǒ àichī hǎixiān chǎomiàn, hěnxīnxiān.)

Shisi: Xiaoliu loves rice, and I love eating seafood fried noodles. It’s so fresh!

 

武三:這家餐廳的海鮮好像很有名喔!

(Zhèijiā canting de hǎixiān hǎoxiàng hěn yǒumíng ou!)

Wusan: This restaurant’s seafood seems to be really famous.

 

小六:耶,這次我們來對了地方!。

(Ye, Zhèicì women lái duì le dìfāng!)

Xiaoliu: Yeah! We came to the right place this time!

 

Vocabulary

 

1 又 (yòu) Again

2 見面 (jiànmiàn) To meet

   很高興我們又見面了。

   (Hěngāoxìng wǒmen yòu jiànmiànle)

   [I am] happy that we meet again.

3 好久不見!  (Hǎojiǔbújiàn!) Long time no see!

4 難不難?(Nán bùnán?) Is (it) difficult?

5 還好(háihǎo) (It’s) all right

6 功課(gōngkè) Homework

7 最近(zuìjìn) Recently

8 餐廳(canting) Restaurant

9 家(jiā) Family, home

10 乾淨(gānjìng) Clean

11 價錢(jiàqián) Price

12 合理(hélǐ)  Reasonable

13 現在(xiànzài) Now

14 菜單(càidān) Menu

15 點餐(diǎncān) To order a meal

16 種(zhǒng)  Kind, type

17 蛋(dàn) Egg

18 蛋炒飯(Dàncǎofàn)  Egg fried rice

19 蝦仁炒飯(Xiārénchǎofàn)        Shrimp fried rice

20 什麼的…(shénme de…) Whatever…

21 愛吃(àichī) To love to eat

22 炒麵(Chǎomiàn) Fried noodles

23 海鮮炒麵 (Hǎixiān chǎomiàn) Seafood fried noodles

24 新鮮(xīnxiān) Fresh

25 好像(hoaxing) Looks like, seems

26 有名(yǒumíng)  Famous, well-known