5 Food and drinks
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Activity 12 Food and drinks
In the quiz linked below, listen to how the various food and drink items are pronounced, and number them in the order you hear them.
Below you’ll find a table with all the terms used in the quiz for reference.
Food and drinks
|白酒||bái jiǔ||Chinese white wine (lit. white alcoholic drink)|
|红酒||hóng jiǔ||Chinese red wine (lit. red alcoholic drink)|
|红葡萄酒||hóng pútaojiǔ||red wine|
|白葡萄酒||bái pútaojiǔ||white wine|
|橘子汁||júzi zhī||orange juice|
|苹果汁||píngguǒ zhī||apple juice|
|红茶||hóng chá||black tea (lit. red tea)|
|绿茶||lǜ chá||green tea|
|红烧肉||hóng shāo ròu||braised meat in soy sauce (lit. red braised meat)|
|白菜||bái cài||Chinese cabbage (lit. white leaves)|
|青菜||qīng cài||green vegetable(s)|
Activity 13 Placing orders
Read the scenarios below and say your orders out loud using the vocabulary provided. Check your pronunciation by listening to the audio clip linked below.
|要||yào||would like to|
|一个||yī gè||one portion (of)|
|炒青菜||chǎoqīngcài.||stir-fried green vegetables|
|一盘||yī pán||one plate (of)|
|牛肉炒面||niúròu chǎomiàn||beef fried noodles|
|只||zhī||[measure word used after a number for small animals]|
- You are in a shop. You tell the shop assistant that you want three bottles of Beijing beer.
- You are in a small canteen. Ask for one portion of egg-fried rice and one portion of stir-fried green vegetables.
- You are in a restaurant with some friends. Order ten dumplings, one plate of fried noodles and one roast duck.
Here is the transcript for the audio track above. You can use it for reference purposes.
Wǒ yào sānpíng Běijīng píjiǔ.
Wǒ diǎn yīgè dànchǎofàn ， yīgè chǎoqīngcài.
Wǒmen diǎn shíge jiǎozi ， yīpán niúròu chǎomiàn ， yīzhī kǎoyā.