Inviting a Friend for dinner at a Chinese restaurant 邀请朋友在中餐馆吃饭
Have you ever been invited to dinner by a friend? So, if the Chinese invite you to dinner, in general, how should you respond? Today we are going to learn some Chinese expressions for inviting guests to dinner.
It’s very nice of you to invite me.
I’m very glad you could come, Mr. Liu. Will you take a seat at the head of the table? It’s an informal dinner, please don’t stand on ceremony… Mr. Liu, would you like to have some chicken?
Thank you. This is my first time to come to a Chinese restaurant. Could you tell me the different features of Chinese food?
Generally speaking, Cantonese food is a bit light; Shanghai food is rather oily; and Hunan dishes are very spicy, having a strong and hot taste.
Chinese dishes are exquisitely prepared, delicious, and very palatable. They are very good in colour, flavour, and taste.
Mr. liu, would you care for another helping?
No more, thank you. I’m quite full.
It’s the most delicious dinner I’ve had for a long time. It’s such a rich dinner.
I’m so glad you like it.
Thank you very much for your hospitality.