Dì wǔ kè Dào péng yǒu jiā zuò kè 第四课 到朋友家做客
Lesson Four Being A Guest at A Friend’s Home
If invited, a guest must arrive at a Chinese friend's home on time. It is proper to be there a couple of minutes earlier, as being late is rude. Generally speaking, eating is more important than talking at a dining table for Chinese people think scant wine and dishes are impolite to guests. Mike is invited to her colleague Wang Li's home.
fàn zuò hǎo le, kuài lái chī ba.
Now everything is already prepared. Come on, let’s eat.
zhè me duō cài, kàn zhe yǎn dōu chán le.
So many delicious dishes! It makes my mouth water just to look at them.
lái, jiā cài, duō chī diǎnr.
Here, take some more.
zhè xiē cài dōu shì nín zì jǐ zuò de ma?
Did you cook all these dishes?
shì a, zěn me yàng?
Yes. How do you like it?
Zhōng guó rén zuò cài de shǒu yì dōu bú cuò.
The Chinese are very good at cooks.
lái, gěi nǐ diǎnr zhè gè cài.
Now, let me help you with the dish.
bié kè qì, wǒ zì jǐ lái.
Don’t stand on ceremony. I’ll help myself.
chī bǎo le ma?
Are you full?
xiè xiè, chī bǎo le.
Thanks, I’m quite full.