Mr Lǐ (李) welcomes Miss Shàng (尚), and her guests, to his restaurant

 Pinyin
ChineseSentence level translation
Huānyíng guānglín! Nǐ men jǐ wèi?欢迎光临!你们几位?Welcome, how many in your party?
Wǔ wèi.五位。5 persons
Zhè biān qǐng. Nǐmen hē diǎnr shénme?这边请。你们喝点儿什么?This way please. Would you like something to drink?
Lái yì bēi píjiǔ, yì bēi rè chá, liǎng píng kělè, yì bēi bīng shuǐ.来一杯啤酒,一杯热茶,两瓶可乐,一杯冰水。Bring a mug of beer, a cup of hot tea, two bottles of cola and a glass of ice water.
Nǐmen chī diǎnr shénme?你们吃点儿什么?What would you like to eat?
Nǐmen yǒu yīngwén càidān ma?你们有英文菜单吗?Do you have an English menu?
Bù hǎo yìsi ,wǒmen méiyǒu.不好意思,我们没有。Sorry, we don’t have any.

Méi wèntí. Ràng wǒ xiān kàn yíxìa càidān. … Lái yì pán yúxiāng ròusī, yì pán gúlǎoròu, yì pán chǎo xīlánhuā, yì pán chǎo qīngcài, bàn zhī běijīng kǎoyā, sān wǎn báifàn, yì wǎn miàntiáo hé èr liáng jiǎozi.

没问题。让我先看一下菜单。… 来一盘鱼香肉丝,一盘古老肉, 一盘炒西兰花,一盘炒青菜,半只北京烤鸭, 三碗白饭,一碗面条和二两饺子。No problem. Let me have a look at your menu … Bring a plate of shredded pork, sweet and sour pork, stir fried broccoli, stir fried green vegetable,half of a Peking Duck, three bowls of white rice, one bowl of noodles and two dumpling dishes.
Hái yào shénme ma?还要什么吗?Anything else?
Xiè xiè, gòu le.谢谢,够了。No thanks, that’s enough.
  (later, after dinner.)  
Xiǎojie , jié zhàng.小姐,结账。Miss, we would like to pay.
Xièxie, huānyíng nǐ zài lái.谢谢,欢迎你再来。Thank you, come back again soon.

Vocabulary

 

PinyinChineseEnglish
wèi Classifier for people. More respectful than ge (个)
biānsideSuffix for noun of locality. Example (这边) zhè biān means “this direction”
càidān菜单menuNoun
bù hǎo yì si不好意思How embarassingExpression
méi wèn tí没问题No problemExpression
ràngletVerb, to allow or compel someone to do something
xiānfirstAdverb
yú xiāng ròu sī鱼香肉丝shredded porkNoun
xī lán huā西兰花broccolliNoun
qīng cài青菜green vegetablesNoun
háistillAdverb, for example hái yāo shénme (还要什么) means “still want more”
bànhalfNumber
zhī Classifer for many types of animals including birds and cats
jié zhàng结账checkoutVerb, meaning to pay the bill

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