At the Restaurant (6)
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Fast food restaurant
There are many fast food restaurants in Japan including McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken. The employees usually follow the fixed expressions according to the company's sales manual.
(A greeting given by store or
|What would you like to order?
(Click here for other expressions that the waiter or the waitress might ask you.)
|O-nomimono wa ikaga desu ka.
|Would you like anything to drink?|
|Kochira de meshiagarimasu ka,
omochikaeri desu ka.
|Will you eat here, or take it out?|
"Meshiagaru" is respectful form of the verb "taberu (to eat)." The prefix "o" is added verb "mochikaeru (to take out)." Waiters, waitresses or cashiers in restaurants and store clerks always use polite expressions to the customers.
Order two hamburgers, fries and one coke to take out. The left are the phrases that a counter person is likely to say.
|Irassaimase.||(You are not expected to answer.)|
|Go-chuumon wa.||Hanbaagaa o futatsu,
poteto o hitotsu onegaishimasu.
|O-nomimono wa ikaga desu ka.||Koora o hitotsu onegaishimasu.
Kochira de meshiagarimasu ka,
You will find various kind of dishes in Japan. Most western dishes or beverages use English names, though the pronunciation is changed to sound more Japanese. They are all written in katakana. As for French fries, the Japanese call it "poteto (potato)" or "furaido poteto".
Click here for "How to order at a restaurant."