At the Restaurant (7)
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How to ask for something you need
The verb "aru" can be used to ask for something you need. In this case, it means "to have." The particle "ga," following the object you ask for, can be omitted.
|Menyuu (ga) arimasu ka.
|Do you have a menu?|
|Suteeki ga arimasu ka.
|Do you have a steak?|
"Donna" means "what kind of."
|Donna wain ga arimasu ka.
|What kind of wines do you have?|
|Donna dezaato ga arimasu ka.
|What kind of desserts do you have?|
The verb "aru" can also express existence.
|Tsukue no ue ni hon ga arimasu.
|There is a book on the desk.|
|Kinko no naka ni kagi ga arimasu.
|There is a key in the safe box.|
Click here to learn more about the verb "aru" when it is used to express possession (to have, to own) or physical existence (there is ~).
How to ask for a recommendation
If you don't know what to order, you can ask for their specialty with these expressions.
|Osusume no mono ga arimasu ka.
|Do you have anything to recommend?|
|Dore ga osusume desu ka.
|Which do you recommend?|
|Osusume wa nan desu ka.
|What do you recommend?|
|Nani ga oishii desu ka.
|What is good?|
If you see something that looks good and you want to order same thing, try these phrases.
|Are wa nan desu ka.
|What is that?|
|Oishisou desu ne.
|It looks good, doesn't it?|
|Are to onaji mono o kudasai.
|Can I have the same dish as that?|