Eating and drinking in China can be a mind-broadening cultural experience. There is a Chinese saying: "民以食为天 mín yǐ shí wéi tiān ", which means, ''Food is the first necessity of the people”. The Chinese don't gather together without serving food - it is considered bad manners to invite friends to your home without providing enough food. In this lesson, we would like to prepare you for the main differences between eating and drinking in China and in the West. You will also learn how to refuse your host's offer politely when you have enough food and drink.