Adventures in #Translation!
Tried ordering an iced tea and cola. Pointed to iced tea picture . . . waited then said ‘Bing #Cola’ (Iced Cola). She looks at me funny, but says ‘ok!’ Hands me a cola in the tea glass. 😜😜 Had to go back and get the tea – too funny!
Lemon 7-up is absolutely delicious! They call it ningmengqi or 柠檬七.
柠檬 (lemon) + 七 (7). It’s basically 7-up with squeezed lemon in it. Delicious!
I usually order it 多多冰 (duo duo bing). 多means more/extra. In Chinese, saying something twice makes it stronger – so 多多 means ‘a lot extra’. 冰 means ‘ice’.
So I get 柠檬七多多冰 (ningmenqi duoduobing) or lemon 7-up with lots of ice. It’s possible I’m supposed to say the Ice first- my grammar isn’t that good. 😂 But they understand me! It cost me 7￥ or about 1$.
If you visit #China. you should try it. Very Good and super refreshing!