100 most useful sentences in Spoken Mandarin Chinese

BICC has put together 100 most useful sentences in Spoken Mandarin Chinese for foreigners to memorize and use to impress their Chinese friends, colleagues, etc. while in China.

The fifth part is on ‘Useful sentences regarding eating’. Here are the most common sentences in Chinese language:

Chīfàn
吃 饭
Eating

1. Nǐ hē chá háishi kāfēi? 你 喝 茶 还是 咖啡? Would you like some tea or coffee?

2. Wǒ hē chá.
我 喝 茶。
I’ll drink tea.

3. Wǒ xiǎnɡ qǐnɡ nín chī wănfàn. 我 想 请 您 吃 晚饭。
I’d like to invite you to dinner.

4. Nǐmen zhèr de tèsè cài shì shénme? 你们 这儿 的 特色 菜 是 什么? What is the specialty here?

5. Wǒ yào yíɡè ɡōnɡbǎojīdīnɡ、yíɡè yúxiānɡròusī. 我 要 一个 宫保鸡丁 、一个 鱼香肉丝。 I want a Kungpao chicken and a fish flavored pork.

6. Nín yǒu shénme jìkǒu mɑ? 您 有 什么 忌口 吗? Are you allergic to any kind of food?

7. Wǒ duì huāshēnɡ ɡuòmǐn. 我 对 花生 过敏。 I’m allergic to peanuts.

8. Fúwùyuán, mǎidān. 服务员 , 买单。 Waiter, could I have the bill please?

9. Fēichánɡ ɡǎnxiè nín de yāoqǐnɡ. 非常 感谢 您 的 邀请。 Thank you very much for your invitation.

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