在饭馆 

Zai fan guan

In the restaurant

 

 

 

Written by: Sophie

Sophie Zhang is from Liaoning Province in northern China. She earned her masters degree in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Xihua University in 2013. She is currently a classroom English teacher and online Mandarin Teacher. She has her own English classroom in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province. 

 

 

The basics

There are different types of eating places in China. You can find snacks or a light meal at street stalls.

A fan guan  serves traditional Chinese food.

Department stores often house relaxed can ting  on the upper floor, open until about 10 pm and serving both international and Chinese dishes.

Look at the following conversation in a Chinese restaurant.

服务员 fu wu yuan (waitor/waitress): 您好,请问几个人?

客人 ke ren (guest): 四个人。

服务员:有预定吗?

客人:有,本杰明预定的。

服务员:好的,这边请。

 

fú wù yuán : nín hǎo qǐng wèn jǐ gè rén

kè rén : sì gè rén

fú wù yuán :yǒu yù dìng ma

kè rén :yǒu běn jié míng yù dìng de

fú wù yuán :hǎo de zhè biān qǐng

 

Waiter: Hello, how many people are there in your group?

Guest: Four people.

Attendant: Do you have a reservation?

Guest: Yes, Benjamin made a reservation.

Waiter: OK, this way, please.

TRADITIONAL DISHES FOUND IN CHINESE RESTAURANTS:

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