It’s important to know some basic vocabulary for food when traveling in China. You’ll find it handy when going out to eat or when shopping for food in a market.
Talk about what you like, ‘我喜欢… Wǒ xǐhuān…’, what you don’t like ‘我不喜欢… Wǒ bù xǐhuān…’, or perhaps you have a food allergy you need to tell your waiter about, which will be ‘我不能吃… Wǒ bùnéng chī… ’.
Let’s tuck in to this lesson!
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I don't like...
I can't eat......
I hope you enjoyed this lesson! I don’t know about you, but I am ready to tuck into yīge sānwénzhì! Next time you need to go grocery shopping or find out what kind of ingredients are in the food at a restaurant, you’ll be equipped with this vocabulary to help you along.
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