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Dialogue 1 and homework

Let's see how can you ask what would you like to drink/eat in Chinese.

Dialogue 1

A: 你 想 喝 什么?Nǐ xiǎng hē shénme? What would you like to drink?

B: 我 想 喝 茶。Wǒ xiǎng hē chá. I’d like some tea.

A: 你 想 吃 什么?Nǐ xiǎng chī shénme? What would you like to eat?

B: 我 想 吃 米饭。Wǒ xiǎng chī mǐfàn. I’d like rice.

Let’s try if you can just read the dialogue in characters.

A: 你想喝什么?

B: 我想喝茶。

A: 你想吃什么?

B: 我想吃米饭。

To sum up the text in one sentence, it is 他 想 喝 茶, 吃 米饭。 Tā xiǎng hē chá, chī mǐfàn. He’d like some tea and rice. Here 他 can be omitted in the second part, also please pay attention to the comma “,” it can link two sentences in Chinese.

Homework

Today we have learned how to say 你想喝什么,你想吃什么. Please ask three people (either your family members or friends) what they would like to drink and eat in Chinese or English and make note of their answer after class.

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HSK Standard Course Level 1: 1.2

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