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Chinese Lesson 13: What are we going to eat?/ What kind of food do you have?

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In Chinese Lesson 13, it is also the thirteenth lesson. We will study the sentence " What are we going to eat?/ What kind of food do you have?" and some words.

Sentence Pattern

我们吃什么?/你们这儿有什么菜?(Wǒmen chī shénme?/Nǐmen zhèr yǒu shénme cài?)
What are we going to eat?/ What kind of food do you have?

Words
1.(chī):[v]to eat
2.炸酱面(zhájiàngmiàn):[proper n]noodles with soybean paste
3.你们(nǐmen):[pron]you(plural)
4.(cài):[n]vegetable
5.烤鸭(kăoyā):[proper n]roast duck
6.鱼香肉丝(yúxiāng ròusī):[proper n]fish-flavored shredded pork
7.水煮肉片(shuǐzhǔ ròupiàn):[proper n]boiled pork slices with greens
8.(fèn):[quantifier](a)set

Background
Dachuan and Hu Man are on an street lined with food stands. They are talking about what to eat.

Dialogue One

Wǒmen chī shénme?
我们吃什么?
What are we going to have?

Wǒmen chī zhájiàngmiàn ba.
我们吃炸酱面吧。
Let's have noodles with soybean paste.

Background
When ordering food in a restaurant Dachuan and Hu Man can not recognize the Chinese dish names. They turn to a waiter for help.

Dialogue Two

Nǐmen zhèr yǒu shénme cài?
你们这儿有什么菜?
What kind of dishes do you offer?

Wǒmen zhèr yǒu běijīng kǎoyā、yúxiāng ròusī hé shuǐzhǔ ròupiàn.
我们这儿有北京烤鸭、鱼香肉丝和水煮肉片。
We have Beijing Duck, fish-flavored shredded pork and boiled pork slices with greens in a spicy broth.

Hǎo, wǒmen yào yí fèn běijīng kǎoyā.
好,我们要一份北京烤鸭。
Ok. We'd like to have a Beijing Duck.

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