If you don’t feel like cooking at home, how about a takeaway? But where do you recommend and what do want to order? Are there any dishes you really like? Make sure you know how to communicate with the restaurant and order the right dish…
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(1) To talk about making an order for takeaway food
(2) How to describe a dish or dishes you wish to order
A- 你饿么？Nǐ è ma?
Are you hungry?
B- 嗯，我饿了。en, wǒ è le.
Yes, I am
A- 那咱们叫外卖吧。嗯……四川人家怎么样？Nà zánmen jiào wàimài ba. en……sìchuān rénjiā zěnme yàng?
Let’s order a takeaway… how about from that Sichuan restaurant?
B- 四川人家？他们家的菜好吃么？Sìchuān rénjiā? Tāmen jiā de cài hào chī me?
Sichuan Restaurant? Is their food delicious?
A- 我觉得不错。我最喜欢他家的水煮鱼。哦，还有他家的汤做的也很好。Wǒ juédé bùcuò. Wǒ zuì xǐhuān tā jiā de shuǐ zhǔ yú. Ó, hái yǒu tā jiā de tāng zuò de yě hěn hǎo.
I think it is good. I love their boiled fish in hot sauce. Oh…, and their soup is pretty good as well.
B- 好啊，我就喜欢吃辣的。他们的电话是多少？Hǎo a, wǒ jiù xǐhuān chī là de. Tāmen de diànhuà shì duōshǎo?
Okay, I love spicy food. What is their phone number?
A- 咳不用打电话，用这个APP就能叫外卖啦。Hāi bùyòng dǎ diànhuà, yòng zhège APP jiù néng jiào wàimài la.
Hey no need to call. You can order it by this App.
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
外卖: take-away food
四川人家：Sichuan Restaurant’s name
不错：not bad, good
水煮鱼： boiled fish in hot sauce—one of the famous Sichuan dishes
电话： phone—refers to phone number here
打电话：make a call
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