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Eric: Top 25 Chinese Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 9: Do you like Chinese food? In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Chinese learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “Do you like Chinese food?” In Chinese this is
Cho: 你喜欢吃中国菜吗?
The first word in the question is
Cho: 你
Eric: meaning “you” in English.
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 你
Eric: Listen again and repeat.
Cho: 你
{Pause}
Eric: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Cho: 喜欢
Eric: meaning “to like”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 喜欢
Eric: Now repeat.
Cho: 喜欢
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Cho: 你喜欢
{pause}
And next
Cho: 吃
Eric: meaning “to eat.”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 吃
Eric: Now repeat.
Cho: 吃
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Cho: 你喜欢吃
{pause}
And after that
Cho: 中国菜
Eric: meaning “Chinese cuisine”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 中国菜
Eric: Now repeat.
Cho: 中国菜
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Cho: 你喜欢吃中国菜
{pause}
And after that
Cho: 吗
Eric: A particle indicating a yes-or-no question
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 吗
Eric: Now repeat.
Cho: 吗
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Cho: 你喜欢吃中国菜吗?
{pause}
Eric: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “Do you like Chinese food?”
Cho: 喜欢,尤其是云吞面。
Eric: "Yes, I especially love Wonton noodles.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Cho: (Slow) 喜欢, 尤其是云吞面。
{pause}
Eric: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Cho: 喜欢
Eric: means “to like.”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 喜欢
Eric: Now repeat
Cho: 喜欢
{Pause}
Eric: Next is
Cho: 尤其是
meaning “especially .”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 尤其是
Eric:Now repeat.
Cho: 尤其是
{Pause}
Eric: And next
Cho: 云吞面
meaning “Wonton noodles.”
Cho: (Slow, by syllable) 云吞面
Eric:Now repeat.
Cho: 云吞面
{Pause}
Eric: Listen to the speaker say, “Yes, I especially love wonton noodles.”, and then repeat.
Cho: 喜欢,尤其是云吞面。
{pause}
Eric: To expand on the pattern, replace “Wonton noodles” with “Mapo tofu.”
Cho: 麻婆豆腐
Eric: Mapo Tofu
Cho: (slow) 麻婆豆腐 (regular) 麻婆豆腐
Eric: Listen again to the phrase , this time with “Mapo tofu”
Cho: 喜欢,尤其是麻婆豆腐。
Eric: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “Wonton noodles” with “Mapo tofu.” Say “Yes, I especially love Mapo tofu”
{pause}
Cho: 喜欢, 尤其是麻婆豆腐.
Eric: To expand on the pattern, replace “Mapo Tofu” with “mooncake.”
Cho: 月饼
Eric: mooncake
Cho: (slow) 月饼 (regular) 月饼
Eric: Listen to the phrase again, this time with mooncake
Cho: 喜欢, 尤其是月饼.
Eric: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “Mapo tofu” with “mooncake.” Say “Yes, I especially love mooncake.”
{pause}
Cho: 喜欢, 尤其是月饼。
Eric: To use a different phrase, replace “mooncake” with “spring roll.”
Cho: 春卷
Eric: spring roll
Cho: (slow) 春卷 (regular) 春卷
Eric: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “spring roll”
Cho: 喜欢, 尤其是春卷。
Eric: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “mooncake” with “spring roll.” Say Yes, I especially love spring rolls.
{pause}
Cho: 喜欢, 尤其是春卷。
Eric: To say "no" in a simple way, just say
Cho: 不喜欢.
Eric: This is like saying “No, I don't” in English. Let's hear it slowly.
Cho: (Slowly) 不喜欢.
Eric: And one more time at normal speed.
Cho: 不喜欢.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting China and someone asks you if you like Chinese food. You want to answer that you like wonton noodles. Respond to the question.
Cho: 你喜欢吃中国菜吗? (five seconds) 喜欢,尤其是云吞面。
Eric: Now you want to say that you like Mapo Tofu. Respond to the question.
Cho: 你喜欢吃中国菜吗? (five seconds) 喜欢,尤其是麻婆豆腐。
Eric: You want to say that you like mooncake. Answer the speaker's question.
Cho: 你喜欢吃中国菜吗? (five seconds) 喜欢,尤其是月饼。
Eric: You want to say that you like spring roll. Respond to the speaker’s question.
Cho: 你喜欢吃中国菜吗?(five seconds) 喜欢,尤其是春卷。
Eric: Now you want to ask someone if they like Chinese food. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Cho: 你喜欢吃中国菜吗?
{pause}
Eric: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Cho: 你喜欢吃中国菜吗?
{pause}
Eric: This is the end of Lesson 9

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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What would you answer to the question 'Do you like Chinese food?'? ...in Chinese!

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Thursday at 10:58 PM
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你好 robert groulx!


不用谢。(Bú yòng xiè.) = No need for thanks. You're welcome. 😇


谢谢 (Xièxie) for studying with us, it's great to have you here!


Let us know if you have any questions.


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robert groulx
Wednesday at 10:44 PM
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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite food is 春卷


robert

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Thursday at 02:31 PM
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Hello Raul,


Thank you for your comment.


Both are correct. For 豆腐, the fu in dòufu carries the neutral tone here, meaning it is not emphasized when we speak it in a sentence most of the time.


Let us know if you have any questions.


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Raul
Thursday at 03:15 AM
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Hello dear staff,

in my dictionary I found 豆腐 as dou4fu0 not like dou4fu3 as shown above....which is right? thanks

Steven
Wednesday at 08:10 PM
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Yes 是的我喜歡中歐菜

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Monday at 12:07 AM
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Hi, 吗东东,


Thank you for your comment in Chinese!

豆腐 is good for health!


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吗东东
Saturday at 11:39 AM
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我很喜欢吃中国菜。我喜欢豆腐。