Greeting, Seating, and Serving Guests in Mandarin Chinese

Greeting, Seating, and Serving Guests in Mandarin Chinese

 

Mrs. Di           Nǐ hǎo.                                      (Hello.)

Bartender     Dí Tàitai! Hǎo jiǔ bú jiàn!           (Mrs. Di!  Long time no see!)

Mrs. Di           Zhēnde hǎojiǔ!                          (It really has been a  long time!)

Bartender     Qǐngzuò. Qǐngzuò.                    (Sit down. Sit down.)

  Lái hē yībēi shuǐ.                      (Here, drink a glass of water.)

Mrs. Di            Xièxie. Máfan ní le.                   (Thank you. I’ve troubled you.)

Bartender      Aīyā! Búyòng kèqi.                    (My goodness! No need for humility.)

For a similar lesson and intensive practice click here.

 

Buying drinks to go in Mandarin–Chinese Qwiki

How to order three glasses of lemonade.

Ms. Di            Níngméngshuǐ.        (Lemonade.)
Bartender    Jǐbēi?                        (How many glasses?)
Ms. Di           Sānbēi, xièxie.          (Three, thanks.)

For the full lesson and intensive practice click here.