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Confused with " 打饭”

Hi @YuQinCai, @Constance_Fang @Fiona and the ChinesePod team, my question is this: today I read a dialogue that one of them said" 你去打饭吗? 帮我打一份牛肉面” that means "buy "? please give me some help, thanks.

Hi,

Yes, “打饭” means “buy the breakfast/lunch/dinner" and is normally used in oral language.
Also, the following words are very common in daily conversation:

打球 Play the ball
打车 Take the taxi
打牌 Play cards
打了水漂 down the drain
打光棍 stay single
打结 tie

thanks for your help, Merry Christmas!

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