At a restaurant

Learn how to order dishes and drinks in Chinese

At a restaurant zài fànguǎn(r) / cāntīng
Waiter / waitress fúwùyuán
Do you have a menu? yǒu càidān ma?
We want to order food diǎn cài
Q: What do you want to eat?
A: I want this
Q: nǐ yào / xiǎng chī shénme?
A: wǒ yào zhè(i) ge
Q: Is this spicy?
A: Yes / no / a little bit
Q: zhè ge là ma ?
A: hěn là / bú là / yóudiǎn(r) là
I don’t want spicy food wǒ bù yào là de
Q: What do you want to drink?
A: I want this
Q: nǐ yào / xiǎng hē shénme?
A: wǒ yào zhè ge
water / beer / cola / green tea / coffee / orange juice shuǐ / pí jiǔ / kě lè / lǜ chá / kā fēi / chéng zhī
a glass of, a cup of / a bottle of… yì bēi / yì píng …
Cold water / beer / cola bīng shuǐ / bīng pí jiǔ / bīng kě lè
Don’t put ice cubes inside bù jiā bīng
Please bring the bill mǎidān
How much? duōshǎo qián?
Take away / pack in a box dàizǒu / dǎbāo
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