When you are sharing drinks with friends, we sometimes give a toast or raise our glasses and say something that means how nice it is to be together at this moment.
Some common expressions for drinks:
Some common expressions before you eat:
When you finish a meal that your friend or host has prepared, it is common and respectful to thank the host for their work. for example:
If your host offers you more food, it is polite to say “Yes Please” or “No Thank you”. Never just say yes or no, that is considered impolite. Here are some examples:
If you are not happy with your food at your homestay, it is helpful to provide more information. It is best to do this at another time, not right after a meal, for example:
If you are at a restaurant, you should also use “please” and “thank you”. If it was really good food or service, you should say that to your server.
If you are in a restaurant and you are really disappointed with the food, it is your choice to complain or not. Generally we don’t complain unless it is terrible. You could say:
"I think there was something wrong with my food. It was (too salty / terrible / overcooked) I really don’t feel good about paying for this meal."