服务员 fú wù yuán: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

服务员 (fú wù yuán) English Meaning

  • waiter
  • waitress
  • attendant
  • customer service personnel

Traditional Characters: 服務員

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • 個|个 (gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 招聘服务员。
    Zhāopìn fúwùyuán.
    Waiter wanted (for hire).
  • 服务员,请买单。
    Fúwùyuán, qǐng mǎidān.
    Waiter, the check please.
  • 别忘了给服务员小费。
    Bié wàngle gěi fúwùyuán xiǎofèi.
    Please remember the waiter.  (i.e. Don’t forget to tip the waiter.) 
  • 他打了个榧子招呼服务员。
    Tā dǎle gè fěizi zhāohū fúwùyuán.
    He snapped his fingers to attract the waiter.
  • 喂,服务员,这汤太咸了。
    Wèi, fúwùyuán, zhè tāngtàixiánle.
    I say, waiter, the soup is too salty.
  • 我们跟服务员争执那顿饭的价钱。
    Wǒmen gēn fúwùyuán zhēngzhí nà dùn fàn de jiàqián.
    We argued with the waiter about the price of the meal.

Stroke Order & Character Components

服 (fú): clothes; dress; garment; to serve (in the military, a prison sentence etc); to obey; to convince; to admire; to acclimatize; to take (medicine); mourning clothes; to wear mourning clothes

  • (yuè): moon
  • (jié): seal
  • (yòu): still / hand

务 (wù): affair; business; matter

  •  (zhǐ): to go
  •  (lì): force

员 (yuán): person; employee; member

  •  (kǒu): mouth
  •  (bèi): shell / money
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