Level 1 Unit 10

Lesson 10.1

Deciding where to go for lunch.

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Talking to a friend about where and what to eat for lunch

  • rice/ noodles/ soup/ soda/ mineral water
  • to eat/ to drink
  • the use of 想 as feel like/ would like (doing) something: 想 + verb
  • to like doing/ drinking/ eating ….

饭fàn rice/ meal 米mǐ 饭fàn rice

午wŭ 饭fàn lunch

楼lóu building

吃chī 饭fàn to have a meal

想xiăng to think about/ to feel like

面miàn 条tiáo noodles

要yào to want

碗wăn bowl

蛋dàn 花huā 汤tāng egg drop (flower) soup

喝hē to drink

喜xǐ 欢huān to like

啤pí 酒jiŭ beer

酒jiŭ alcohol

吧ba particle, indicating a suggestion

对duì correct

那nà that/ then

汽qì 水shuǐ soda

矿kuàng 泉quán 水shuǐ mineral water

Lesson 10.2

Discussing what to eat and ordering

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

At a restaurant, discussing with a friend about what to eat and then do the order

  • some kinds of rice: fried rice, plain rice….
  • some kinds of noodles: fried noodles, noodle soup
  • how to order
  • introducing: plate/ bowl/ cup/ glass
  • the use of 再as on top of that

炒chăo 饭fàn fried rice

烩huì 饭fàn a dish on top of rice

白bái 米mǐ 饭fàn plain white rice

蛋dàn 炒chăo 饭fàn egg fried rice

炒chăo 面miàn fried noodles

汤tāng 面miàn noodle soup

再zài 来lái in addition, one more; colloquial for ordering

来lái to come; also used to order food and drinks; colloquially

要yào 不bú 要yào

汤tāng soup

不bù 喝hē

不bù 吃chī

Lesson 10.3

Planning to make dumplings with a friend.

Lesson summary and vocabulary list

Feeling like having 饺子 (dumplings) but they are not sold here so that arranging to make them at the friend’s tonight

  • introducing more Chinese food
  • how about…. Making a suggestion and then asking for agreement
  • the use of ‘能can/ to be able to’
  • go and see, and then decide

包bāo 子zi Chinese steamed pasty

馒mán 头tou Chinese steamed buns

饺jiăo 子zi Chinese ravioli

这zhè 儿ēr here, this place

卖mài to sell

包bāo to wrap

怎zěn 麽me 样yàng? what do you think?

买măi to buy

多duō 少shăo how much/ how many

肉ròu meat

白bái 菜cài Chinese cabbage

几jǐ 个ge how many

能néng can, to be able to

至zhì 少shăo at least

斤jīn half a Kilo

知zhī 道dào to know something

应yīng 该gāi should

够gòu enough

我wǒ 们mén 俩liăng we two

去qù 看kàn 看kàn to go and see

再zài 说shuō then decide

Audio Review

The help you consolidate what you have learned in the first unit, we have put together a quick audio review recording. The audio review will help you with your listening comprehension and remind you of some Chinese sentence patterns and vocabulary.