人要脸,树要皮rén yaò liǎn, shù yaò pí Reputation ('face') is important to maintain at all costs 也要马儿好,也要马儿不吃草yě yaò mǎ ér haǒ, yě yaò mǎ ér bù chī caǒ To prosper you must make compromises, you can not have it all your own way
我们要两杯咖啡wǒ ményào liǎng bēi kā fēi We want to cups of coffee 你好我要买一张票nǐ hǎowǒ yào mǎi yī zhāng piào Hello, I want to buy a ticket 你要去那儿nǐ yào qù nà r Where do you want to go? 我要一瓶青岛啤酒wǒ yào yī píng qīng dǎopí jiǔ I want a bottle of Qingdao beer 你要那种颜色nǐ yào nà zhǒng yán sè What color do you want? 还要青菜吗hái yào qīng càimǎ Are there any more vegetables?
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