Discussion in '中文+方言 (Chinese)' started by gabofv, Feb 3, 2013.
how do you ask: what do you have for breakfast/lunch/dinner? I've tried this 你有什么早 /午/晚饭?
I would say 你早饭吃什么.
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?
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.
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...
Thanks for your answers! They are really helpful
Are both the words zaofan and zaocan commonly used words for breakfast? Likewise, can I also use wucan for lunch and wan3can1 for dinner? thanks!
They are both common, but can1 is more formal than fan4.
For example, most restaurants would print can1 in their menu. But when you ask a friend about his normal breakfast, you'll say zao3fan4.
Separate names with a comma.