Learning : Food Preferences
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Abstract : With the multitudes of taste, spices and styles of dishes in China, you must be well prepared to make sure you can clearly say in Mandarin Chinese what you don't want to eat or have something that agrees with your well being! This can save a lot of unnecessary embarrassment or misunderstanding as the meal progresses!

This lesson is about food preference. You will definitely need it everyday. Learning this lesson can help you to conduct a basic conversation in a restaurant. In that case, it is very important to state your food preference before ordering food or having dinner with friends. Here are some new words.

ròu

meat

shūcài

蔬菜

vegetables

huāshēng

花生

peanut

hǎixiān

海鲜

seafood

yǒuké de hǎixiān

有壳的海鲜

shellfish

jīdàn

鸡蛋

egg

cōng

spring onion

xiāngcài

香菜

coriander

dàsuàn

大蒜

garlic

wèijīng

味精

MSG (monosodium glutamate)

táng

sugar

duì … guòmǐn

对 … 过敏

be allergic to ...

sùshízhě

素食者

vegetarian

míngbai

明白

understand

 

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If you want to see more, please purchase Basic Mandarin Chinese, Shopping and Dining course.

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Simplified

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xián

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