At the Restaurant

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La mejor manera de practicar el idioma Ingles es, con conversaciones.

Aquí tienes tres conversaciones en un restaurante, para que aprendas un poco de vocabulario.

Son diálogos bastante naturales, usando palabras normales de todos los días. Y los tres son sobre situaciones que puedes encontrar en un restaurante: reservar una mesa, pedir la comida y pedir la cuenta.

Conversación acerca de un Restaurante

Carmen hace una reserva

Primero un poco de vocabulario que usaremos dentro del dialogo.

Hostess: recepcionista de restaurante

Closed: cerrado

Reservation: reserva

Dinner / supper: cena

Open: abierto

Parking lot / garage: estacionamiento

Table: mesa

Conversación.

Hostess: Magnolia restaurant, how can I help you?

Carmen: Hello, I’d like to reserve a table for dinner on Sunday.

Hostess: Okay. What time would you be arriving?

Carmen: We would arrive around 7:00 pm.

Hostess: We’re usually open at 7:00 pm from Monday through Saturday but are closed from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on Sundays. Would you like to come around 7:30 pm?

Carmen: Yes, that works too.

Hostess: Perfect. How many people would be coming?

Carmen: Four people.

Hostess: All right. May I please have your name?

Carmen: Yes, my name is Carmen Rojas.

Hostess: All right, Ms. Rojas, you have a reservation for four people at 7:30 pm on Sunday. Do you need anything else?

Carmen: Yes, I just wanted to ask if there’s parking available at the restaurant?

Hostess: Yes, there is.

Carmen: Great. Thanks so much.

Hostess: Thank you for calling Magnolia. See you soon.

Ordering in a Restaurant

Juan pide la comida

Un poco de vocabulario

Appetizer: aperitivo, entrante

Salmon: salmón

Drink: beber / bebida

Glass: vaso

Menu: menú, carta

Wine: vino

Conversación.

Waiter: Good evening, would you like to see our special drinks menu in addition to the food menu?

Juan: Hello, yes, I’d like to see both menus.

Waiter: Here they are.

Juan: What is today’s special?

Waiter: Our special today is grilled salmon with roasted garlic potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Juan: That sounds good. I’ll have that please.

Waiter: All right. Would you like an appetizer before we bring the salmon? And would you like something to drink?

Juan: No, I don’t want an appetizer. I’ll take a look at the drinks menu and let you know in a bit, but for now may I have some water, please?

Waiter: Certainly. I’ll be back shortly.

Juan: (Waiter comes back) I think I’ll have a glass of wine.

Waiter: Would you like a Merlot or a Cabernet Sauvignon?

Juan: Merlot, please.

Waiter: Okay. Your dish and wine will come in a few minutes.

Juan: Thank you.

Pidiendo la cuenta

Catalina pide la cuenta

Un poco de vocabulario

Credit card: tarjeta de crédito

Cup: taza

Dessert: postre

Receipt: tique de compra, recibo

Bill: Cuenta

Conversación.

Waiter: Everything okay with your meal?

Catalina: Yes, it was great.

Waiter: Would you like any dessert?

Catalina: No thank you, but I will have a cup of tea.

Waiter: All right.

Catalina: Can I also have the bill please?

Waiter: Certainly. Let me get that for you.

Catalina: Thank you.

Waiter: (Returns) Here is your tea and here is the bill. How would you like to pay?

Catalina: Thanks. I’d like to pay by credit card.

Waiter: All right. I just need your signature. Here is your receipt.

Catalina: Sure. Thank you.

Cecilia Castro

Cecilia Castro

Maestra certificada en EF SET Standar English Test.