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How Do You Say Have in Mandarin Chinese?

To learn Mandarin, it is very important to think like a native Mandarin speaker.

For example, when you want to ask for something in English, you may say “Could I have…or May I have…”.  In Mandarin, the word for “have” is “yǒu”. One highly-used structure is “yǒu méi yǒu”. “méi yǒu”means “not have”. Literally, this structure means “ have or not have” . Let us hear some examples by using the words we have learned before.


  1. Yǒu méi yǒu pǐ jiǔ?    Have any beer?
  1. Yǒu méi yǒu dǎ zhé? Have any discount?
  1. Yǒu méi yǒu chī fàn?   Have you eaten?

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