337 Book A Table
Have you ever been to your favorite restaurant only to find that there was no table available?
Josh and ShaoLan talk about the Chinese words for booking a table, and of course, then teach you how to book a table for yourself! This is extremely important in Asia because good restaurants often fill up quickly so if you don’t book, you’ll either end up waiting outside for a long time or going home hungry! They also share how the first character of this word can be used to describe booking many other kinds of things, such as flights, cinema tickets, hotel rooms and more. After this episode, you’ll be able to book anything you want in Chinese!
The way to say “book a table” in Chinese is 訂位/订位. The first character 訂/订 means “to book” and can apply to a table in a restaurant, or cinema tickets or flights etc. The second character 位 means “place” or “position.” When you “book a position” you are reserving your space, your table, 訂位/订位!