to speak Japanese
How to order
a coffee in a restaurant.
Today's Japanese language lesson is for you to practice ordering at a Japanese restaurant. An example given in this lesson is to ask for a coffee. You will learn how to order a coffee in Japanese.
First, practice your speaking in
Ordering a coffee.
|Person A (Taka) as a waitor||Person B (Shi o) as a customer|
|May I help you?|
|Are you ready to order?|
|A cup of coffee, please|
Japanese language and phrases used in this conversation
|Japanese language||Pronunciation||Meaning in English|
|I ra sha i ma se||(Irashaimase)
Irashaimase is a phrase that shop clerks and waiters usually say to the customers at the beginning of the conversation. It expresses welcome.
|Go chu mon wa o ki ma ri desu ka||(Gochumon ha okimari desuka)
Gochumon ha okimari desuka ごちゅうもんはおきまりですか is the phrase a waiter say to a customer to ask if he/she have already decided what to order. If you have made up your mind at the moment, you can order what you want by using the expression listed above. If you haven’t you can simply say “mada desu（まだです）” to say no.
|Ki ma ri ma shi ta||(Kimari mashita)
When you are asked if you have decided your order and the answer is yes, you can simply say Kimarimashitaきまり0ました and then your order.
|Ko fey o hi to tu ku da sa i||(Kohi wo hitotsu kudasai)
This is the most ordinary way to order a cup of coffee. Instead of the word “kohi”, that is coffee, you can put anything you wish to order like “kocha（こうちゃ）”for tea, “aisu kurimu（あいすくりーむ）”for ice-cream, “supagetii（スパゲティ）” for spaghetti, and so on.
|Ka shi ko ma ri ma shi ta||(Kashikomari mashita)
Kashikomari mashitaかしこまりました is a phrase meaning “I’ll certainly do it” in a formal manner. Mainly shop clerks and waiters say it to their customers, and also you can use it at any formal situations like at the office. Less formal expression is “wakari mashita（わかりました）”.
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