|Wǒ yào yì bēi kā fēi.|
|Wǒ yào yì bēi chá|
|Wǒ yào yì bēi niú nǎi|
|Qǐng wèn, nín yào hē shén me?|
|● Expressing Want with 要 (Yào)|
The equivalent of "want" in Chinese is 要 (Yào). Like in English, you can use 要 (Yào) to express want to do or want something by adding a verb or a noun behind.
Structure 1:要 (Yào) + noun
|● Expressing May I ask with 请问 (Qǐng wèn)|
请问 (Qǐng wèn) is a polite phrase which is often used before asking a question in order to get the attention of the other party. It can either be translated to "May I ask" (ie. To show more politeness, especially used a lot in the service industry) or "Excuse me"(ie. Asking the road to the stranger) in English.
|一杯||yìbēi||a cup of / a glass of|
|咖啡||kā fēi||n. coffee|
|喝||hē||v. to drink|
|问||wèn||v. to ask|