Chinese food is great, but sometimes you just want a juicy hamburger. Has this ever happened to you living in China? There is only problem though: how do you order a hamburger in Chinese?
In this post, we give you the complete guide on how to order a hamburger in China. Hamburger in Chinese is called 汉堡包, or just 汉堡 for short. Talking about hamburgers, McDonald's might come to mind, right? In China there are many McDonald's, and they are especially popular among children and young people. McDonald's is called 麦当劳 in China. If you enter 麦当劳 and want to order something, perhaps the easiest way is to order a 套餐 (combo meal), because that way you don’t need to talk so much. :)
Hi, I would like a Big Mac meal.
And now you can order! Easy, right? If you don’t want a combo, but want to 单点 (order single items), what should you do? The simplest way is just to point at the menu and say “ 我要这个 (I want this)”.
Of course, if you know the names of things you can say them as well. Let’s have a look at McDonald's menu in Chinese.
Using the above list, you can order like this:
I want one cheeseburger, one large fries, one large coke and one chocolate sundae.
Then you can say 就这些了 (that’s all) to finish your order. And you may also let the cashier know if you want to 带走 (take out) or 在这儿吃 (eat here):
That's all. I'll eat here, thanks.
In China, if you want some ketchup you have to ask for it. You can ask like this:
Can you give me two packets of ketchup?
If you order coffee, the cashier might ask if you want milk and sugar. Have a look at our previous post to learn more about ordering coffee.
That’s it! Now go get your food and enjoy!