去餐厅的必备口语


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和其他人一起出去吃饭时就会遇到到底谁付账的问题:是请客呢还是AA制呢?今天我们来聊聊英语中关于请客和AA制的表达,下次和老外出去吃饭时就能用上啦!

请客怎么说?

A: Let's eat out, shall we?

A: 咱出去吃吧?

B: I'm broke. I've gone through my paycheck for the week already.

B: 俺没钱了,这礼拜的工资都花光了。。。

A: Don't worry about it. It's my treat.

A: 没事啦,我请客。

B: You're sure? You're so generous!

B: 真的吗?你好大方呀!

在这段对话里我们可以注意一下几个表达:

① I'm broke.
Broke
作为形容词可以理解成破产的,一文不值的,所以 I'm broke. 就是指我身无分文

② go through
我们知道go through经历的意思,例如:We went through hell while working on this project.(做这个项目的过程中经历了炼狱般的考验);还能表示详细检查go through the students' papers(批改学生的试卷)。但在对话里它是表示花光(钱)

It's my treat.
说到今天的重点了,请客怎么说,这就是较常用的表达之一。同样常用的还有:I will treat you. / It's on me. 此外再给大家介绍一个比较少见的表达:I'll shout you. 它只用于英格兰、澳大利亚和新西兰,所以不要对着美国朋友讲哟~~再来简单看段对话:
A: Do you want to go out for drinks tonight?
B: No thanks, I'll pass. I don't have any money.
A: Come on! I'll shout you!
B: Shout me?
A: Yeah! It's on me.
基本意思大家都懂了吧,注意一下其中的"I'll pass."是指这回不去了

“AA怎么说?

A: Thanks for inviting me out today. I was feeling kind of sad. There's nothing better than grabbing a bite to eat with a good friend to make you feel better.

 

A: 谢谢你邀请我出来。我正好有些情绪低落,没啥比和好朋友出去吃点东西更能让人振作起来的了。

 

B: No problem. It's for your birthday, so it's on me.

B: 没事。今天是你生日,所以我请客。

A: Oh, I thought no one remembered, but you don't have to treat me. We can go Dutch.

A: 噢,我还以为没人记得我生日呢。不过不用你请了啦,我们AA制吧。

① to grab a bite to eat
这个短语的意思是匆忙地、简单吃点什么,和正式吃顿饭有很大不同。来看段对话帮助理解:
A: I am hungry!
B: So am I, but I only have an hour before my next class.
A: Well, let's grab a bite to eat at that Chinese take out (
外卖).

② go Dutch
严格说来“AA2种:自己付自己吃饭用掉的钱;所有的钱大家平摊。前者的话在英语里就可以说:go Dutch / Dutch treat,例如:My boyfriend and I always go Dutch.(我和男友吃饭经常是AA制);The office outing is always a Dutch treat.(办公室的同事一起出去吃饭往往会采用AA制)不过有时大家也不会把到底是平摊还是各付各的分那么清楚,所以在比较随意的情况下,go Dutch / Dutch treat 也能指平摊。

Split the bill,按照字面意思就知道它是指平摊费用,例如:Shall we split the bill? 也可以就简单说:We'll split. / Let's split.平摊还有个说法叫:go halves/halfers,例如:Let's go halves/halfers on lunch today. 不过这种说法对于有些老外来说比较陌生,用split相对比较保险啦。