Do you want to walk into a Chinese restaurant and order, stress-free?
This is one of the most popular requests from the students on my online course speakeverydaychinese.com. Maybe that’s because it’s one of the first things you’ll need to do in China, or maybe it’s because you are all huge foodies, like me!
The only thing we struggle with is the language barrier. How do you order your favorite dish when the cheery server speaks not a word of English?
Don’t worry. I’ve got your back. Let’s learn to order Chinese food, stress-free.
It’s a little scary to talk with waiters in new restaurants. I get that. What if they speak super fast and you can’t understand? Or the phrase you’ve just practiced for an hour suddenly goes blank in your mind? What if you stumble over your words, or someone laughs at you?
Calm. Breathe. All of this might happen. And, that’s okay. It’s all in the learning process. Mistakes help you grow.
And, actually no one will laugh at you. Chinese people are so understanding and welcoming. They’ll love that you’re trying to communicate with them in Chinese, and often they’ll help you along the way.
Order Chinese Food Stress-Free
zhè shì shén me
I’d like one.
lái yī gè ba
I’d like a youtiao.
lái yī gè dà yóu tiáo
How much for one?
duō shǎo qián yī gè
Watch the video above for a breakdown of the phrases, tones, and an explanation of the meaning behind words.
Are you a Teacher here in China?
If you’re a teacher here in China sign up for the free 4-part video email course “How To Learn Chinese” so you don’t have to rely on others for simple day to day tasks.
A quick and important disclosure:
Some of the links above are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. I recommend them because they are helpful and useful.