The Chinese word 服务员 refers to a service staff or waiter/waitress in a restaurant, cafe, or other hospitality industry. It is commonly used in China and other Chinese-speaking countries to address or refer to someone who provides service to customers. The word is often seen on menus, signs, and advertisements in these establishments. When dining out or ordering food, customers may call out “服务员” to get the attention of their waiter or waitress.
Noun: waiter, service personnel
|服务员，请给我一份菜单||fúwùyuán, qǐng gěi wǒ yī fèn càidān||Waiter, please give me a menu|
|服务员，我要点一份炒饭||fúwùyuán, wǒ yào diǎn yī fèn chǎofàn||Waiter, I want to order a fried rice|
|这家餐厅的服务员很热情||zhè jiā cāntīng de fúwùyuán hěn rèqíng||The waiters in this restaurant are very enthusiastic|
|服务员，我要结账||fúwùyuán, wǒ yào jiézhàng||Waiter, I want to pay the bill|
|服务员，我要加点儿盐||fúwùyuán, wǒ yào jiā diǎnr yán||Waiter, I want to add some salt|
|这个服务员的态度很不好||zhège fúwùyuán de tàidù hěn bù hǎo||The attitude of this waiter is very bad|
|服务员，我要一杯水||fúwùyuán, wǒ yào yī bēi shuǐ||Waiter, I want a glass of water|
|服务员，我要换一张桌子||fúwùyuán, wǒ yào huàn yī zhāng zhuōzi||Waiter, I want to change to a different table|
服务员 is part of HSK Level 2 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is not listed as one of the vocabularies to learn anymore.