“So, what do you want to do next–eat some lunch? buy something? or would you like go to the hotel right now?” How do you say these in Mandarin Chinese?

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Lunch

Would you like to eat now?

Yes, I would like to eat lunch.

I would like to eat lunch.

I would like to eat lunch now.

Where would you like to eat lunch?

To eat lunch

To a restaurant?

Yes, I would like to go to the Beijing restaurant.

No, I would like to go to your place.

To your place.

To my place?

I too would like to.

Too (also).

But later, okay?

Not okay.

Would you like to drink something now?

When would you like to drink?

When?

What would you like to drink?

What?

When would you like to drink? What would you like to drink?

Would you like to drink something?

Would you like to drink some beer?

I would like to order two glasses of beer.

In Mandarin, you literally say: “I would like to want two beers.”

In Chinese, when counting, you must add a measure word after the number.

Two.

Glasses (containers).

“Pei” is a measure word which refers to a container of liquid. For example, a glass.

Two glasses.

Two glasses of beer.

Want.

I would like to order.

Or.

Would you like to drink tea or beer?

Some tea.

Okay.

I would like to order some tea.

Later, okay?

I would not like to.

Would you like to drink some tea?

No, thank you.

I would like to drink some beer.

I don’t know.

What would you like to eat?

I don’t understand what you’re saying.

What would you like to drink?

To do.

I would like to drink something.

Where would you like to go to drink something?

I would not like to go to your place.

Hotel.

I would like to go to the hotel.

What would you like to do?

To buy.

I would like to buy something.

What would you like to buy?

Where would you like to go?

Along with whom?

With.

Whom.

Along.

With you.

Would you like to buy something?

No, I would like to eat lunch now.

Hello.

What would you like to do now?

I don’t know. How about you? Would you like to drink something?

Yes, I would like to drink something.

Yes, thank you.

Would you like to drink something with me?

Along with me.

Sure, when?

Now.

Where would you like to drink?

Would you like to go to the hotel?

No, I would like to go to the Beijing restaurant to drink.

Where is the Beijing restaurant located?

I don’t know. How about you?

Yes, I know.

It’s located over there.

I would like to drink some tea.

I would not like to eat now. Later, okay?

I would like to eat lunch with you.

I too would like to eat lunch with you.

Next Lesson: Lesson 9: What time?

This article was written by Zeddrix Fabian

Zeddrix Fabian became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on February 21, 2016, and started regular pioneering last March 2020. He wants to volunteer at Bethel⁠—that is his goal. After going to both private and public school for 10 years (Grade 1 to 8 in private; Grade 9 and 10 in public school), their family started trying homeschooling when he leveled up to Grade 11 last 2019. (Continue reading on ABOUT ZEDD menu)

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