(a classifier basically used before nouns without a classifier of their own)
hen; cock; chicken
alcoholic drink; spirits
mantou; steamed bun
to want; to desire
some; a few; little
Bú chī, wǒ chī mǐfàn. Nǐ hē shénme?
No, I'm not going to eat that, I'm going to eat rice. What are you going to drink?
Bù hē, wǒ hē píjiǔ.
No, I'm not going to drink that, I'm going to drink beer.
Nǐ chī shénme?
What are you going to eat?
Nǐ yào jǐ ge?
How many do you want?
Wǒ chī mántou.
I'm going to eat mantou.
Wǒ qù shítáng.
I'm going to the dining hall.
Wǒ yào yì wǎn jīdàn tāng. Nǐ hē ma?
I want a bowl of egg soup. Do you also want to drink one?
Yí ge. nǐ chī ma?
One. Do you also want to eat one?
Zhè shì jiǎozi, zhè shì bāozi, nà shì miàntiáo.
This is dumplings, this is baozi, that is noodles.
Zhèxiē shì shénme?
What are these?
Zhōngwǔ nǐ qù nǎr chī fàn?
Where are you going to eat at noon?