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How to say " be host", "it is my treat" in Chinese

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How to say " be host", "it is my treat" in Chinese

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  2. 2. <ul><li>How to express “it is my treat, let me be the host”? Or maybe you need to know “It is your treat today!” ? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Learn the dialogue ,you will get the answer! <ul><li>F: 今天的菜很辣。不过,我很喜欢。 </li></ul><ul><li>Jin1tian1 de cai4 hen3 la4. bu2guo4,wo3 hen3 xi3huan. </li></ul><ul><li>C: 我知道你也喜欢吃辣,所以就带你来这儿了。 </li></ul><ul><li>Wo3 zhi1dao ni3 ye3 xi3huan chi1 la4, suo3yi3 jiu4 dai4 ni3 lai2 zhe4er le. </li></ul><ul><li>F: 真过瘾啊!服务员,买单! </li></ul><ul><li>Zhen1 guo4yin3 a! Fu 2wu4yuan2, mai3dan1. </li></ul><ul><li>C :等等,说好了,今天我做东! </li></ul><ul><li>  Deng3deng3,shuo1 hao3 le, jin1tian1 wo3 zuo4dong1! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Translation <ul><li>F: these dishes are very spicy, but, I like it. </li></ul><ul><li>C : I knew you love spicy food; this is why I brought you here. </li></ul><ul><li>F: It was really terrific. Waitress, bring me the bill! </li></ul><ul><li>C: wait , I have told you, let me be the host today!  </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>做东 zuò dōng </li></ul><ul><li>v. Be host </li></ul><ul><li>今天聚餐我做东。 </li></ul><ul><li>Jīntiān jùcān wǒ zuòdōng. </li></ul><ul><li>The meal today is my treat. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Where comes the saying of “Zuo Dong”? <ul><li>In ancient china, the houses are square, and face to the south (courtyard house for example.) </li></ul>Living room N
  7. 7. Living room
  8. 8. For host (East) For guest ( West) N
  9. 9. So “sit in the east side” means sit in the host’s chair, that also means “be host” zuò dōng 做 东 Be host
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