Casual/Daily Phrases

Restaurant:

  • May I see the menu, please?
  • I’d like to book a table for .. people at .. pm?
  • I am waiting for over an hour..
  • Do you offer vegetarian food?
  • I’d like to order appetisers/meal/beverage/dessert?
  • This meal is overcooked..
  • It’s not properly cooked
  • There’s one dish missing
  • May I join you?
  • Do you accept credit card?
  • Give my compliments to the chef.

Shopping:

  • Do you have anything cheaper/less expensive?
  • I am just browsing..
  • May I try this on?
  • Do you have this shoes in size .. ?
  • Does this look good on me?
  • Then I will go somewhere else..
  • That’s more than I can really afford..

Transportation:

  • Is this seat taken/occupied?
  • Do you mind if I sit here?
  • How much to go to … ?
  • Fly safe/safely.
  • Drive safe/safely.

Car Rental:

  • The tank is not full.
  • I would like to include a second driver.
  • The car is damaged.

Conversation:

  • What I heard in passing conversations is ..
  • I just accepted it as the way it is ..
  • I met him but very briefly.
  • I’m just wondering whether ..
  • Are you keeping well?
  • We gotta catchup.
  • I think differently.
  • What’s wrong with that?
  • Do you like it so far?
  • We’ll just see.
  • Don’t stress about it.
  • What is it like being other side of the fence?
  • This is very unfortunate.

Expressions:

  • You’re doing great!
  • I totally agree.
  • That’s right!
  • You’re definitely right!
  • You did an amazing job!

General:

  • It can’t get any worse.
  • Consider it done.
  • I am going to take a walk.
  • I hope I am not bothering you.
  • I don’t think they look alike.
  • Don’t push too hard.
  • It’s like taking candy from a baby.