Small Talk – Have you eaten?

Have you ever wondered why someone asks you whether you have had your lunch at 4:00pm in the afternoon? Well, it’s the Chinese way of asking you “how are you”. That is why. A: 你(nǐ)吃(chī)了(le)吗(ma)? Have you eaten? B: 吃(chī)了(le)。Yes, I have. or:  还(hái)没(méi)。Not yet. The origin of this line goes back to the olden…