A: Zǒu, wǒ dài nǐ qù chī niúpái, qīfēnshóude zuì hàochīle!
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B: Duìbùqǐ, wǒ bùnéng chī niúròu.
A: Méiguānxi, nà jiā cāntīng yěyǒu jī, yú, zhū gēn hǎixiān, dōu hěn búcuò.
B: Bùhǎoyìsi, wǒ zuìjìn chángwèi bù hǎo, chī de tài yóu jiù lādùzi.
A: Zhèyàng a! Wǒ kàn nǐ zhǐ néng chīsùle. Shālā bà chīdàobǎo kěyǐ ba?
B: Kěyǐ, wǒ zuì xǐhuān chī shēngcài hàn shuǐzhǔdànle! Xièxie nǐ la.
A: Come on, I’ll take you to eat steak, medium-well is the best!
B: But, I don’t eat beef.
A: That’s fine. That restaurant also has chicken, fish, pork and seafood. They’re all pretty good.
B: Sorry, I’ve had a bad stomach recently, and I get the runs if the food is too oily.
A: I see... I think the only thing you can do is to go vegetarian. How about the all-you-can-eat salad bar?
B: Sure, I love lettuce and boiled eggs! Thank you.
1. 吃素 (chīsù) vegetarian
2. 七分熟 (qīfēnshóu) medium-well
3. 海鮮 (hǎixiān) seafood
4. 腸胃 (chángwèi) stomach, stomach and intestine
5. 拉肚子 (lādùzi) diarrhea, get the runs
6. 吃到飽 (chīdàobǎo) all-you-can-eat
7. 生菜 (shēngcài) lettuce
8. 水煮蛋 (shuǐzhǔdàn) boiled egg
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