Lesson 16 外国人喝很多啤酒。Foreigners drink a lot of beer.
啤酒 Píjiǔ Beer / 矿泉水 kuàngquánshuǐ Water / 喝 hē to drink
/ 绿茶 lǜchá Green tea /
酒 jiǔ is often translated as "wine" but more correctly can be translated as "spirit" or "alcohol". You can find the character in many inebriation-oriented nouns, such as 葡萄酒 pútáojiǔ "wine", 啤酒 píjiǔ "beer" and the nefarious 白酒 báijiǔ, which is sometimes incorrectly translated as "white wine" but is anything but the sort, more like something you could use to degrease engines or tear the lining from your stomach. 矿泉水 kuàngquánshuǐ "mineral water" is a daily necessity for most foreigners, although in a pinch you can go with 茶水 cháshuǐ, literally "tea water" but just plained boiled water, served warm.Example sentences: 你 想 喝 茶 吗? Would you like to drink tea?
Nǐ xiǎng hē chá ma?
You like-want drink tea question?
我 不 喜欢 喝 绿茶。 I don't like to drink green tea.
啤酒 很 好喝。 Beer is delicious!
王 小姐 想 喝 矿泉水。 Ms. Wang would like to drink mineral water.
她 喜欢 喝 咖啡。 She likes to drink coffee.
外国人 喝 很 多 啤酒。 Foreigners drink a lot of beer.
她 想 喝 可乐。 She would like to drink Cola.
Dialogue: A 你想不想喝白酒?
Nĭ xiăng bù xiăng hē báijiŭ?
Do you want to drink some White liquor? B 不想。
I don’t want to. A 你不喜欢喝白酒吗?
Nĭ bù xǐhuɑn hē báijiŭ ma?
Do you not like to drink White liquor? B 我不太喜欢喝。
Wŏ bú tài xǐhuɑn hē.
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