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    Expression in western restaurant

    1) Is there a website where I can pick up some words/phrases/sentences/common expressions/names of utensils/gracious phrases used in a formal Western restaurant, eg how much you would like to have your steak/egg cook.....well done / sunny side up.....?

    2) I heard several times while the waiter was trying to serve some food, the customer replied, "I pass." What does it mean of "I pass"?

    Tks / ju

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    Re: Expression in western restaurant

    Dear Ju:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1) Is there a website where I can pick up some words/phrases/sentences/common expressions/names of utensils/gracious phrases used in a formal Western restaurant, eg how much you would like to have your steak/egg cook.....well done / sunny side up.....?

    Try this site: http://www.eslprintables.com/buscador/buscar.asp?nivel=any&age=0&tipo=any&contents=resta urant#thetop
    There appeared to be quite a few lists, but 1) you have to print them out, and 2) they may be too basic for your needs.

    2) I heard several times while the waiter was trying to serve some food, the customer replied, "I pass." What does it mean of "I pass"?

    The person meant, 'No, thank you," and should have said that unless the setting was very informal.
    'To pass' on something (an invitation, an offer) means to decline it.

    Tks / ju
    I hope this is useful,

    Petra

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