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Learn Chinese 13 : Do you like Chinese food?

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Lǐ xiānsheng, ní xǐhuān bu xǐhuān chī Měiguó cài?
李先生,你喜欢不喜欢吃美国菜?
李先生,你喜歡不喜歡吃美國菜?
Mr. Li, do you like to eat American food?
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Hái kéyǐ. Hànbǎobāo, bǐsànbǐng, wo dōu chī.
还可以。汉堡包、比萨饼,我都吃。
還可以。漢堡包、比薩餅,我都吃。
It's OK. I eat hamburger and pizza.
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Nǐ chī de guàn ma?
你吃得惯吗?
你吃得慣嗎?
Are you used to eating (them)?
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Kāishǐ chī bu guàn, xiànzài xíguàn le.
开始吃不惯,现在习惯了。
開始吃不慣,現在習慣了。
At the beginning, I was not. I am used to it now.
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Nǐ píngcháng chī Zhōngguó cài háishì Měiguó cài?
你平常吃中国菜还是美国菜?
你平常吃中國菜還是美國菜?
Do you usually eat Chinese food or American food?
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Wǒ yìbān chī Zhōngguó cài. Wǒ zìjǐ zuò.
我一般吃中国菜。 我自己作。
我一般吃中國菜。我自己作。
I usually eat Chinese food. I cook myself.
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Yǒude shíhou dài wàimiàn chī yìdiǎr Měiguó cài.
有的时候到外面吃一点儿美国菜。
有的時候到外面吃一點兒美國菜。
Sometimes (I) go outside to eat some American food.
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Nǐ huì zuò cài? Tà hǎo le!
你会作菜? 太好了﹗
你會作菜?太好了﹗
You can cook? That's terrific!
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Nǐ yídìng zuò de hén hǎo.
你一定作得很好。
你一定作得很好。
You must cook very well.
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Náli, bùxíng.
哪里,不行。
哪裡,不行。
No, not that good.
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Yǒude shíhou tài xián, yǒude shíhou tài dàn.
有的时候太咸,有的时候太淡。
有的時候太咸,有的時候太淡。
Sometimes (the food I cooked is) too salty, sometime (it is) too tasteless.
Notes
  • 'chī DE guàn' or 'chī BU guàn' means 'are you or aren't you used to eating...?
  • 'zìjǐ' means 'self': wǒ zìjǐ (myself), nǐ zìjǐ (yoùself), tā zìjǐ (himself/herself), wǒmen zìjǐ (ourselves), nǐmen zìjǐ (youselves), tāmen zìjǐ (themselves).
  • 'zuòde cài' means 'the dish cooked'. In English, modifying clauses are attached to the left of a noun, while in Chinese they are attached to the right of a noun with an additional DE attached to the verb. Here are some more examples:

    wǒ mǎide shū - the book I bought
    tā xiěde zì - the words he wrote

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