LoneAcorn Post time 2012-10-5 18:36:46

Daily conversations in Mandarin: Ordering food and paying the bill

Below are some helpful sentences to guide Mandarin learners when ordering food in a restaurant and paying the bill.

点菜 和 结帐
(diǎn cài hé jié zhàng)
Ordering food and paying the bill


LoneAcorn Post time 2012-10-5 18:38:21



请问几位?
(qǐng wèn jī wèi?)
How many people are there?

三位。
(sān wèi.)
There are three people (in our group).

抽烟吗?
(chōu yān ma?)
Smoking or non-smoking?

不抽烟。
(bù chōu yān.)
Non-smoking, please.

可以点菜了吗?
(kě yǐ diǎn cài le ma?)
Are you ready to order?       

还没, 再等一下。
(hái méi, zài děng yī xià.)
Not yet, please give us a few more minutes.       

我们要点菜。
(wǒ men yào diǎn cài.)
Yes, we are ready to order.

LoneAcorn Post time 2012-10-5 18:39:52

你们吃什么?
(nǐ men chī shén me?)
What would you like to eat?



有鹅肝酱炒茶树菇吗?
(yǒu é gān jiàng chǎo chá shù gū ma?)
Do you have tea tree mushroom with foie gras?

LoneAcorn Post time 2012-10-5 18:41:07



这里面包什么?
(zhè lǐ miàn bāo shén me?)
What’s the filling inside?


LoneAcorn Post time 2012-10-5 18:42:26



我要这个。
(wǒ yào zhè ge.)
I will have this.

要两瓶啤酒, 三碗炒饭。
(yào liǎng píng pí jiǔ, sān wǎn chǎo fàn)
I would like two bottles of beer and three bowls of fried rice.

米饭跟菜一起上。
(mǐ fàn gēn cài yì qǐ shàng.)
I would like to have the dishes served along with the rice.

还要什么?
(hái yào shén me?)
Anything else?

就要这些。
(jiù yào zhè xiē.)
That's all I want.

不要了。
(bú yào le.)
I don’t want anything else.

LoneAcorn Post time 2012-10-5 18:43:29



是我的。
(shì wǒ de.)
That's for me.

这不是我点的。
(zhè bú shì wǒ diǎn de.)
This is not what I ordered.

我们不吃肉。
(wǒ men bú chī ròu.)
We don’t eat meat.

LoneAcorn Post time 2012-10-5 18:54:32



请再给我们一份香椿苗拌豆腐丝。
(qǐng zài gěi wǒ men yī fèn xiāng chūn miáo bàn dòu fu sī.)
Please bring us one order of shredded tofu with toon sprouts… .

再来一瓶可乐.
(zài lái yī píng kě lè.)
One more cola, please.

请稍等一下。
(qǐng shāo děng yī xià.)
Please wait a moment.
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