在聊天的時候,吃過什麼餐廳、哪家餐廳好吃,是不分國籍文化的人都會聊的。但過去針對這樣的學習,你過去可能只學了 delicious (a) 好吃的,或是 great / nice / cool / amazing / fascinating / good 這樣的形容詞。

程度再好一點的,可能會去背很多別的可以用來講「好吃」的字,像是 mouth-watering / scrumptious / tasty / yummy 等等。

但因為語言上沒有足夠的「肉」,只有很多的形容詞敘述,怎麼講都好空、聊不下去。我們就來一起看看,英語母語人士會怎樣聊餐廳吧!

形容人、服務

  • Our guy was on top of things.
  • The service was attentive and top-notch.
  • The service was simply impeccable.
  • The staff really went over and beyond to make our night special.

形容地點、裝潢、氣氛

  • The interior is classy and upscale.
  • Truly a treat for the senses.
  • The vibe is relaxed, calm, and chill.
  • A really cozy and intimate place.

形容價錢

  • It’s on the pricey side, but is worth every penny.
  • Be prepared to pay a premium.
  • The price tag is not for the faint of heart, but it’s worth it.

形容評價

  • It’s a hidden gem.
  • The service, vibe, and food all lived up to my expectations.
  • The most sought-out dishes in the city.
  • Loved it. We walked out with full bellies.
  • The experience was 5 stars all the way.
  • The experience is worth every cent.

有了夠多道地、真實被英文母語人士使用的「肉」,你才能真正說 “I know how to recommend a restaurant in English.” 或是 “I know how to describe my experience of dining in a restaurant.”

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原文發表於:Alexander Wang 王梓沅英文・Nov 24