JAKWOW-J #18 – Ordering food!



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!

Published by VickyAngel

I'm currently a university student specializing in Spanish, Japanese and Italian, but studying abroad at Tokyo's 国際基督教大学 (International Christian University)! As well as languages, I've been around in the convention scene since 2009 in various capacities from attendee to organizer. As well as Japanese, I've got a love for all things Korean too! You can follow my Japan adventures at http://www.nihongoingcrazy.blogspot.co.uk/ .

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