Everybody has to eat and drink. Sometimes when you are out you will need to choose what you want or at other times, maybe when you are on a train or plane, you will be given a limited choice. Do you know how to ask or respond to a question about what you’d like?
In this Podcast, you will learn:
(i) How to ask about the availability of items to eat or drink
(ii) To respond to a question about a choice of foods you need to make
在飞机上 (on the plane)
(zài fēi jī shàng )
Nín hǎo! Nín xiǎng hē diǎn er shén me?
Hello! What would you like to drink?
Nín yǒu shén me yǐn liào?
What beverages do you have?
Wǒ mén yǒu kě lè, jú zhī（Chéngzhī）, qié zhī, píng guǒ zhī.
We have coke, orange juice, tomato juice and apple juice.
Yǒu rè yǐn me?
Do you have any hot drinks?
Yǒu. Yǒu chá hé kā fēi.
Sure. We have tea and coffee.
Hǎo. Qǐng gěi wǒ yī bēi chá. Xiè xie.
Okay, please give me a cup of tea. Thank you.
Nín hǎo, wǔ cān wǒ mén yǒu jī ròu miàn tiáo hé níu ròu mǐ fàn. Nín xiǎng chī nǎ gè?
Hello, we have chicken noodles and beef rice for lunch. Which one would you like to eat?
Níu ròu mǐ fàn bā. Xiè xie.
Beef rice please.
Chinese words and phrases mentioned in this Podcast:
橙汁： orange juice
On domestic flights in China, it’s very common to be offered rice and noodles as the most popular options. Rice is usually more favoured by people from southern China and noodles are more favoured by people from northern China.
橘汁Jú zhīand 橙汁Chéngzhī
橘 means tangerine, 橘汁means tangerine juice, whereas 橙means orange, and 橙汁means orange juice On domestic flights in China 橙汁（orange juice) is more commonly served.
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