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How to order with diet restrictions?

Hi ChinesePod team, my question is this:

If you are eating out or eating with friends/ family, how would you say these phrases; I’m allergic to " ", I don’t eat meat because I am vegetarian/ vegan, or I prefer not to have " " ?

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Hi Alanna,

For allergies, we say 我对__过敏 [wǒ duì__guò mǐn] (I am allergic to ___) or 我吃__会过敏 [wǒ chī __huì guò mǐn] (I get allergies if I eat __)

If you are vegan/vegetarian, you can say 我是素食 [wǒ shì sù shí] or 我不吃肉 [wǒ bù chī ròu] (I am a vegetarian)//(I don’t eat meat)

For more extended explanations, I invite you to check out our lessons regarding these topics:

https://www.chinesepod.com/lesson/taking-too-long-to-pick-a-meal
https://www.chinesepod.com/lesson/too-many-food-allergies

Hope this helps!

Betty