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Chinese New Year, authentic food

红包

hóng bāo, red envelope

饺子

jiǎo zi, dumplings

买 (mǎi)

to buy

要 (yào)

to want, to desire

北京烤鸭

Běijīng kǎo yā, Beijing Roast Duck

蛋炒饭

dàn chǎo fàn, egg-fried rice

牛肉炒饭

níu ròu chǎo fàn, beef-fried rice

多少钱

duō shǎo qián, how much money

guì, expensive

qián, money, currency

kuài (yuán),equal to "dollar" money unit

máo (jiǎo), equal to "dime" money unit

fēn, equal to "cent" money unit

好吃

(hǎo chī), (food) taste good

好喝

(hǎo hē), (drinks) taste good

牛肉面

níu ròu miàn, beef noodle

点菜

diǎn cài, to order food (from a menu)

买套餐

mǎi tào cān, to buy a combo meal

几号套餐

jǐ hào tào cān, which (number) combo

汉堡包

hàn bǎo bāo, hamburger

三明治

sān míng zhì, sandwich

热狗

rè gǒu, hotdog

薯条

shǔ tiáo, French fries

这儿

zhè'r, here

在这儿吃

zài zhè ér chī, to eat here (for here)

还是

hái shì, or (used in question choices)

带走

dài zǒu, to take away (with you), (for to go)

湖南小炒

hú nán xiǎo chǎo, stir-fried Hunan dish

yú, fish

四川小炒

sì chuān xiǎo chǎo, stir-fried Si Chuan dish

麻婆豆腐

má pó dòu fǔ, spicy tofu in Si Chuan style

宫保鸡丁

gōng bǎo jī dīng, diced chicken in Gong Bao style

shǎo yī diǎnr [少一点儿]

a little less bú guì 不贵 not expensive

yī fú 衣服

clothes kù zi pants

máo yī 毛衣

sweater qún zi skirt

xié zi

shoes wà zi socks

mào zi

hat dǐng MW for hats

jiàn 件

MW for clothes tiáo 条 MW for pants

shuān 双

MW for shoes/socks cháng long

duǎn

short qí páo qi pao, the traditional Chinese dress for ladies

qíu xié

sneakers cháng páo chang pao, the traditional outfit for men

pí xié

leather shoes

cuì

crispy

kě kǒu

delicious

měi wèi

yummy [beautiful taste]

hǎo chī

taste good

hái hǎo

alright [ok, so-so]

zhèng hǎo

just right

yóu 油

greasy

dàn

bland

xián

salty

tàng

scalding hot

suān

sour

tián

sweet

bitter

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