what do you have for breakfast/lunch/dinner?

Discussion in '中文+方言 (Chinese)' started by gabofv, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. gabofv New Member

    Spanish
    how do you ask: what do you have for breakfast/lunch/dinner? I've tried this 你有什么早 /午/晚饭?
     
  2. Skatinginbc

    Skatinginbc Senior Member

    Canada
    Mandarin 國語
    I would say 你早饭吃什么.
     
  3. xiaolijie

    xiaolijie MOD

    UK
    English (UK)
    It depends on who you ask, the meaning of your question may be different and so is the translation. Do you ask a waiter or do you ask a friend?
     
  4. Skatinginbc

    Skatinginbc Senior Member

    Canada
    Mandarin 國語
    Asking a waiter: 你们这儿有什么早餐?
    们, in my opinion, is necessary. 你们 refers to the business establishment as a whole. If you say 你 (without 们), it sounds as if you are asking the waiter a personal question.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013
  5. placebonk

    placebonk New Member

    Chinese
    yes,just like xiaolijie said.

    1. if you are asking a waiter in a restaurant,you can say: 你们这儿早餐/午餐/晚餐 有些什么?
    the waiter may answer: we have coffee,milk and bacon for breakfast. we have chao-mian for lunch. for dinner, we have steak.

    2. if you are asking a friend about what he had,you can say:你早饭/午饭/晚饭 吃了什么?
    a friend may answer: I had dumplings for breakfast...
     
  6. gabofv New Member

    Spanish
    Thanks for your answers! They are really helpful
     

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