FSI Mandarin

Arranging a Meeting, unit 6

Target list

我们到东门餐厅去吃中饭,好不好?Let's go to the East Gate Restaurant to eat lunch. Okay?
Wǒmen dào Dōngmén Cāntīng qù chī zhōngfàn, hǎo bu hǎo?
东门的菜没有大华的菜那么好。The food at the East Gate isn't as good as the food at the Great China.
Dōngménde cài méiyou Dàhuáde cài nàme hǎo.
虽然不太好,可是离这里近。Even though it [East Gate] is not too god, it is close to us.
Suírán bú tài hǎo, kěshi lí zhèli jìn.
还有一个新开的饭馆子离我们这里更近。There is also a newly opened restaurant that is even closer to us.
Hái yǒu yíge xīn kāide fànguǎnzi lí wǒmen zhèli gèng jìn.
他们那里的菜非常好。今天我请你到那里去吃。那不好意思!The food there is extremely good. Today I am going to invite you to go there to eat. I can't let you do that!
Tāmen nàlide cài fēicháng hǎo. Jīntiān wǒ qǐng ni dào nàli qù chī. Nà bù hǎo yìsi!
大华菜又好又便宜。也有好些菜别的地方吃不找。The food at the Great China is both good and cheap. They also hava a good many dishes that you can't find (at) other places.
Dàhuá cài yòu hǎo yòu piányi. Yě yǒu hǎoxiē cài biéde dìfang chībuzháo.
你说的地方一定好。Any place you suggest is sure to be good.
Nǐ shuōde dìfang yīdìng hǎo.

Vocabulary

别的【biéde】 else; other.
不好意思【bùhǎoyìsi】 feel embarrassed; be ill at ease; find it embarrassing (to do sth.).
不一定【bùyīdìng】 not necessarily; maybe; not always.
【cài】 vegetable; greens; food; dish; course.
餐厅【cāntīng】 dining room; restaurant.
吃不找【chībùzhǎo】cannot find (to eat)
大华餐厅【dàhuá cāntīng】 Big China Restaurant
东门餐厅【dōngmén cāntīng】 East Gate Restaurant
非常【fēicháng】 extraordinary; unusual; special; very; extremely; highly.
【gèng】 more; still more; even more; further; furthermore; what is more.
好些【hǎoxiē】 quite a lot; a good deal of
看法【kànfa】 a way of look at a thing; view.
没有…那么 / 这么【méiyǒu... nàme/zhème】 is not as... as...
虽然… 可是【suīrán... kěshì】 although, even though... (still)...
晚饭【wǎnfàn】 supper; dinner
想法【xiǎngfa】 idea; opinion; what one has in mind.
一定【yīdìng】 fixed; specified; definite; regular; certainly; surely
一些【yīxiē】 <measure> a number of; certain; some; a few; a little.
又… 又【yòu... yòu...】 both... and...
早饭【zǎofàn】 breakfast.
中饭【zhōngfàn】 midday meal; lunch.
做法【zuòfǎ】 way of doing or making a thing; method of work; practice.
安排好了【ānpáihǎole】 successfully arranged
·部【·bù】 (counter of cars and buses)
出发【chūfā】 set out; start off journey
郊区【jiāoqū】 suburban district; suburbs; outskirts.
老是【lǎoshi】 always.
连… (也)【lián... (yě)】 even... also
十三陵【shísānlíng】 the Ming Tombs.
野餐【yěcān】 picnic.
有名【yǒumíng】 well-known; famous; celebrated.
豫园【yùyuán】Yuyuan, Szechuan garden
招待【zhāodài】 to be hospitable; receive (guests); serve (customers).