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Basic English vocabulary for restaurants

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http://www.engvid.com/ Eating in a restaurant can be a fun thing to do with friends, but if you are just learning English all the new words can be confusing. Watch and learn what an "appetizer" is and how to change your "order", and before you know it you will be "fine dining" with the best of them. Take the quiz for this lesson here: http://www.engvid.com/basic-english-vocabulary-restaurants/ TRANSCRIPT Party of two, your table is ready, party of two. Okay, and these are your drinks, sir. There you go. Enjoy your meal. Bon appétit! Hi. James, from EngVid. When I'm not making videos, I need to make money, and this lesson, actually, is about restaurants. I used to be a waiter when I was younger, so I've been in many a restaurant, and I know it might be difficult for you when you -- I mean, you're coming to a new country. I'll slow it down for you because this is basic. You're coming to a new country, and you want to enjoy something. You want to have a meal out of your house. You know -- meal, dinner, or lunch or breakfast. And you go to the restaurant and then somebody walks up to you with, "party of", "table of", "And what would you like for appetizers?" "Would you like an app?" "Would you like this?" "Well, how about your main?" "What about this?" No! Please, don't. So let's slow it down. Let's make it basic, so when you enter a restaurant, you can right away know what they're talking about. Now, there're other things -- you know, we don't have everything in here. There are two other videos on restaurants that you can go watch on EngVid, but this is basic. But even if you think, "Oh, I know all this stuff. I'm very good", you might learn a thing or two. Okay? So come watch. So let's start off first. The worm has a drink. One of the first things they're going to come up to you depending -- and see, I don't know if you know this. There's "fine dining", "casual dining", and "fast food". First thing you should know, so where are you going? "Fast food" is like McDonald's, Taco Bell -- [coughs] that's not food -- Taco Bell, Subway -- most of this won't apply, okay? But some of these words, like -- well, we'll get there -- will apply, and I'll let you know. "Casual dining" is like Chili's or Montana's. I mean these are restaurants in the United States and Canada, so don't worry, but it's all similar. It means you can wear something like I'm wearing: jeans -- there you go. I'm getting old. Can't lift that leg up -- or a T-shirt, and it's okay. No one's going to complain, okay? And you can sit down. Not like McDonald's. You can sit down with a knife and fork, and you can eat your dinner. Or -- then you have "fine dining". "Fine dining" is when the people wear what we call "penguin suits". They have a tie and a shirt, and they walk up, and they serve on tables. Okay? But you need a reservation, and it's mucho dinero mis amigos, mucho, mucho dinero. For the rest of you, it's lots of money. "Fine dining" -- "fine" means "expensive", and you usually require a reservation to get a table. So let's just go with casual, because casual is where most can go. Even if you're in a foreign country and there are people who serve tourists, they're going to go mostly to casual, not necessarily fine dining, so I'm sticking with casual, all right? So casual -- McDonald's we know you just walk in. And here's something -- and McDonald people you can thank me. Next time you go, don't watch them and say, "Give me Big Mac. Give me French fries. And that I want." Try to say, "may I" or "can I have". People who work in the service industry -- which is what the restaurant industry is, where they serve you -- they want a little politeness, so try "can I have" and "may I have". You'll be surprised at how much better they serve you or treat you. Now let's go to the board with the worm, who is providing drinks. One of the first things you come in and you come to a restaurant, they might say to you, "party of" or "table for". And you're going to say, "What?" Well, "party of" -- I know you're not like, "Fiesta time, baby! Yeah, we're going to party, going to be drinking" -- no. What they mean is you are a group of people, and how many are in the group. So "party of two" or "party of four" means there are two -- you can say, "There are two in my party" or four. "There are two of us", or "there are four of us", or ten, okay? Then it's a "partay". It's not a "party"; it's a "partay". Now, "table of" means the same thing, or "table for", "table for". And they mean, for -- I did a video where I talked about "for" means "receive". Go look at it. "For" means "to receive", so "table for four people", so "table for four", "table for five" -- this is four. How many people? That's easy. And that's when they're sitting in the front. That's the first thing they will ask you. Then they will bring you to your table. And they're going to give you something called a "menu".
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Levi Torres (14 days ago)
Lol, I say party of republicans. Waiter look at me all confuse
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You teach so well, I almost tasted the chocolate cake at the restaurant till the check + taxes + 20% tip got me back to reality! :D :D :D
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Ur way of teaching amazing I got 10 / 10 thanks
MrD Duane (15 days ago)
Hi James, I teach English in Vietnam. My school concentrates on speaking and listening and for higher level learners we have introduced 4 specific topics: Food and Beverage, Travel, Shopping, and Entertainment/Free Time Activities. Part of the course is for students to do their own study. We are sourcing various videos and audio links which students need to watch or listen to, and then they need to answer questions about it. After seeing your video, I was wondering if it would be possible to use various snippets from it for this self-study segment? Many thanks, Mr D
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You are a great teacher. Thanks
Loumary Morales (21 days ago)
Im going to a fine restaurant im scared
Allan Baal (22 days ago)
What I don't like of north america is that you have to give money to the servers. They have their salary, you shouldn't have to give them money.
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i need someone practice whit hem my english
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hi amine, i am looking also, would you like to speak over skype ?
R M Elliott (24 days ago)
Excellent presentation.
Joe Falconuts (25 days ago)
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Thanks I am pursuing hotel management but still I learn few new words,
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Mili MC (1 month ago)
I'd love to learn more vocabulary abour food, how to write a recipe, vocabulary for people who want to work in cruises too. Thanks a lot
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Do you want to use dessert in the dessert?
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...wrong word oops...
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Hi, anyone knows the video talked about ‘for’ by chance?
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Aussies dont know either ... We learn though! hahahaha
Ale Dubois Beauchamps (1 month ago)
Mr. James you can speak Spanish very well, "mucho dinero"!!
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Great lesson! Where are you from? Just a curiosity.
Funny and interesting video.. Thanks a lot
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This is my first time to watch the VDO and I love it....! Very cool and make me more easy to understand
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my ctnd (2 months ago)
I'm a waitress and this video hlep me a lot! Thank you😁😁 I was always liked "How many of you guys?" Because I don't know how to ask them. But now I do!
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سهيل نبيل (2 months ago)
Wow I got everything clearly. Thank you James
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Thanks you are the best teacher. I have planning to work at hotels and you are support me good advice.👍
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Very good! Thank you very much for your lesson.
Max Paguay (2 months ago)
what is i hop fast food ??
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Awesome, not dulling, very clear explanation ! Thank u james 👍😁
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tWhat do you want for starter?
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Cool men,you got a best Explanation...
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that is make me learn and make me laugh
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keston burton (3 months ago)
hey mr james you ask the costumer for there drink you just pick it up Lol .
Gu Guss (3 months ago)
McDonald = shit
Briseda Cruz (3 months ago)
youre awesome!
POYINK (3 months ago)
MEN FOR YOU! haha James you are so fun to watch and very charasmatic!
soy inocente (3 months ago)
'It's mucho dinero mi amigos, mucho dinero ' 😂😂 I'm weak
hem pov (3 months ago)
You are good reveal the lession.
begnini87 (3 months ago)
Excelent class! Thank you so much for sharing with us and teaching us those precious tips 🙏🏻
Hopeless Romantic (3 months ago)
At the same time I learned a lot from this video
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So funny😂😂😂
امي نبض كلبي (3 months ago)
Omg you are amazing I learned a lot from you ,because today is my traning to work at resturant
Deepak Fouzdar (3 months ago)
For the first time on YouTube I found a video which had all the information ( which was not boring ) I was looking for. I don't comment usually but I wanted to appreciate your work and your humor you put up in this video. Cheers.
Joel Lopez (4 months ago)
Really good video thanks so much I learned a lot
Ishana Tiwari (4 months ago)
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Huỳnh Nhật Khánh (4 months ago)
Awesome!
Ryan wu (4 months ago)
Cool
Elias solitario (4 months ago)
Dude when I order food I be like wtf what I doing here what I have to said is so hard for me
MINH T (4 months ago)
Hi I'm French. Thank you for the lesson! I learned the Prix Fixe/Special : that's funny because I didn't know those terms from french LOL. We use the "menu" for prix fixe in french. Menu midi or Menu du soir
Yu Jenny (4 months ago)
So useful ESL English, Thank you so much James
MONALISA TOU (4 months ago)
I love your way of making it so easy for learners
Anthony Jouvin (5 months ago)
I laughed I liked this video thank u James
Mirelly S C Lippel (5 months ago)
Awesome,very fun!
pei peng (5 months ago)
excellent class
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You are amazing
Surprise me, Bitch (5 months ago)
I want him to be my university teacher
MsBailongo (5 months ago)
Please subs in spanish

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