皆さん、こんにちは！今週のJAKWOWを始めましょうか?[Konnichiwa, minna-san! Konshū no JAKWOW-J o hajimemashou ka?]
Hi everyone! Shall we start this week’s JAKWOW-J?
Following on from last week’s theme of ‘things that you’ll find useful for daily life’, today we’ll be looking at ordering food in somewhere like aどんぶり屋 [donburi ya] or ファミリーレストラン [famirii resutoran]. For things like ramen restaurants, you need to order from a machine so there’s a lot more reading to do – let’s start with the more simple things first!
If you’re in a family restaurant, it’s likely that there’ll be a little button to press to call over your waiter/waitress when you’re finished stumbling through the menu. However, if not (for example, in a busy donburi restaurant) then you can flag them down with a loud すみません！If you listen to what other customers are doing to order, then you can decide if this is appropriate or not.
___ にします - I’ve decided on ___.
Once you’ve got your waiter/waitress over, it’s time to order. The above is the easiest way to order if you can read the menu – if not, then simply pointing at the photo and saying ‘これください’ can also work!
Some other useful words..
おかわり - refill
ひとつ、ふうたつ、みっつ、よっつ - 1,2,3,4 – simple counters that can be used for your order.
ドリンクバー – Drink bar : self-service unlimited tea,coffee etc.
I’ll be bringing you more things that are useful for daily life, as well as my normal vocab/grammar lessons – hopefully it’ll be of use to you, and as always don’t hesitate to make suggestions for what you want to learn next!
今週のジャックワウが終わりました！じゃ、次回まで！[Konshyuu no JAK-WOW ga owarimashita! Jya, jikai made!]
Well, that’s this week’s JAK-WOW finished! Until next time!