Session 11

Listen to find out how order food and drink in a restaurant.
ኣብ ቤት መግቢ ከመይ ጌርኩም መግብን መስተን ምእዛዝ ክትኽእሉ ጽን ኢልኩም ስምዑ።

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Activity 1

How do I order food and drink in a restaurant?

ነዞም ክልተ ቃላት ኣብ ቤት መግቢ ንምእዛዝ እንጥቀመሎም ሓረጋት ኣዛምዱ።

For       drink
For main
To dessert
To start

 

ጽን ኢልኩም ብምስማዕ፡ መልስታትኩም ገምግሙ። ካብኡ ኣብ ታሕቲ ቀሪቡ ንዘሎ ጽሑፍ ኣወዳድርዎ።

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ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
ሰላም፣ እንቋዕ ናብ መደብ How do I… ብድሓን መጻእኩም። ኣነ ተኽልማርያም በኪት ኢየ፡ ምሳና’ውን ሳም ኣላ።

Sam
And me, Sam. Hello, everybody.

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ

ኣብ ናይ ሎሚ ትምህርትና፡ ከመይ ጌይርና ኣብ ቤት ብልዒ መግቢ ከም እንእዝዝ ክንርኢ ኢና። እስከ ኣብ ቤት መግቢ ዝዛረብ ዘሎ ሰብ ብምስማዕ ንጀምሮ።
እንተዘይተረዲእኩም ኣይትሸገሩ ድሓር ክንሕግዘኩም ኢና።ንሕጂ ፤ እዚ ሰብ ክንደይ ዓይነት መግብታት ከም ዝእዝዝ ወስኑ፤ ገለ ዝሕግዝኹም ቃላት፡ ‘soup’ መረቕ፡ ‘fish’ ዓሳ፡ ‘vegetables’ ኣሕምልቲ፡ ‘chocolate cake’ ቸኮሌት ዶልቺን ‘water’ ማይን።

Waiter: Are you ready to order?
Diner: Yes! To start, I’ll have the soup, please. For main, I’ll have the fish with vegetables. And for dessert, I’ll have the chocolate cake, please.
Waiter: Of course. Anything to drink?
Diner: To drink, I’ll have water, please.

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
ሰሚዕኩምዎ’ዶ? ሰለስተ ዓይነት ነገራት ኣዚዞም ኣለዉ። So, Sam, shall we look at the language we can use to order in a restaurant?

Sam
Absolutely!

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
ስለዚ ኣሳሳይ ዝሓተቶ ፈላማይ ሕቶ፡‘Are you ready to order?’

Sam
There are only two ways to answer this question: ‘yes’ or ‘no’! In our conversation, the answer was ‘yes’.

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
እስከ ሕጂ ተመጋባይ ከመይ ከም ዝኣዘዘ ደጊምና ንስማዕ፤ ኣብ’ዚ ከነስተውዕሎ ዘሎና ንሰለስቲኦም ክሰምዩ እንከለዉ እቲ ሓደ ካብቶም ክልተ ዓይነት መግብታት ፍልይ ዝበለ ምንባሩ’ዩ።

Yes! To start, I’ll have the soup, please. For main, I’ll have the fish with vegetables. And for dessert, I’ll have the chocolate cake, please.

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
ኣየናይ ፍልይ ዝበለ ምንባሩ ኣስትውዒልኩም’ዶ? እስከ ነፍሲ ወከፍ መግቢ ብኸምዚ ዝስዕብ ነቐምጦ፡ ‘to start’ መጀመሪ ‘for main’ ቀንዲ ‘for dessert’ መወዳእታ።
‘To start’ ትግባረ ኮይኑ ‘main’ ከምኡ’ውን ‘dessert’ ኣስማት ብምኻኖም ‘for’ እምበር ‘to’ ኣይንጥቀምን።

Sam
And then you say what you want – do you remember how?

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
እወ፤ ‘I’ll have…’ እወስድ… ኣብ’ዚ እዋን ብዛዕባ ቅልጡፍ ዝኾነ መልሲ ክንዛረብ ምስ ግሲ ‘have’ ‘I’ll’ ንጥቀም።

Sam
Yes, decisions in a restaurant are usually quite quick. And after ‘I’ll have…’ you say the food or drink you want.

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
ኣብ’ዚ ከነስተውዕሎ ዘሎና ቅድሚ መግቢ ምእዛዝና ‘the’ ምጥቃም ከም ዘድልየና’ዩ፡ ምኽንያቱ ንሓደ ክንእዝዞ ዝደልና መግቢ ዘመላኽት ብምኻኑ። እስከ ንሳም ሰሚዕና ንለማመድ።

Sam
Repeat after me:
To start, I’ll have the soup, please.
For main, I’ll have the fish with vegetables.
And for dessert, I’ll have the chocolate cake, please.

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
ብድሕሪኡ ዝስተ ትደልዩ እንተኼንኩም ብኸምዚ ይሓቱኹም፡ ‘Anything to drink?’

Sam
Yes – this is short for ‘would you like anything to drink? – and how do you answer it, do you remember? Let’s listen again:

To drink, I’ll have water, please.

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
‘To drink’, ከም ‘to start’ ፍጻመ ስለዘስምዕ ‘I’ll…’ ንጥቀም።

Sam
Great! Now you’ve learned what to say in a restaurant, it’s time for you to practise.

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
ፈለማ፡ አሳሳይ መጺኡ ንክትእዝዙ ድልዋት ምኻንኩም ይሓተኩም። ከም መጀመሪ መግብኹም መረቕ ትደልዩ። ኣብዚ ‘for’ ምጥቃም ከምዘየድልይኩምን ትሕትናንን ኣይትዘንግዑ። ብድሕሪኡ መልስኹም ምስ ሳም ኣነጻጽሩ።

Sam
To start, I’ll have the soup, please.

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
ስዒቡ፡ ዓሳ ደሊኹም። እንታይ ትብሉ?

Sam
For main, I’ll have the fish.

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
ተመሳሳሊ’ዶ ኢልኩም?
ኣብ መወዳእታ ሕቶ ኣሳስዩ ‘ማይ’ ብምባል መልሱ’ሞ ምስ ሳም ኣነጻጽርዎ።

Anything to drink?

Sam
To drink, I’ll have water, please.

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
Ok, so now you know how to order food and drink in a restaurant. ሕጂ ዝተመሃርክምዎ ምስ ኣዕርኽትኹም ብምኳን ምልምማድ ኣይትረስዑ።

Sam
Yes, and see you next week. Bye!

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
Bye!

Learn more!

1. ስለምንታይ ‘to start’ ግን ‘for main’?
‘Start’ ን ‘drink’ ክልቲኦም ተግባራት/ግስታት ኢዮም, ስለዚ ኣብ ቅድሚኦም ‘to’ ንጥቀም። ‘Main’ ከምኡ ውን ‘dessert’ ክልቲኦም ነገራት ወይ ከኣ ኣስማት ስለዝኾኑ ኣብ ቅድሚኦም ‘for’ ንጥቀም።

2. እዞም ሓረጋት ኣብ ምሉእ ሓሳባት ኣበይ ይኣትው፧
ኣብቲ ናይ ምሉእ ሓሳባት ክኸዱ ይኽእሉ፡ ንኣብነት 'For main, I’ll have the fish, please.' ወይ ከኣ ድሕሪ መግቢ ውን ከነእትዎም ንኽእል፡ ንኣብነት 'I’ll have the fish for main, please.'

3. ኣነ ብትሕትና.... ይደሊ ክብል ምስዝደሊ እንታይ ሓረግ ይጥቀም፧
‘I’ll have…, please’ ንጥቀም። ኣብ ቤት መግብታት ክንእዝዝ ከለና ኣብቲ እንዛረበሉ ግዜ ንውስን።
ከምዚ እውን ክትብሉ ትኽእሉ፡

Can I have…, please?
I’d like…, please.

4. ስለምንታይ ኣብ ቤት መግቢ ክንእዝዝ ከለና ቅድሚ መግቢ ‘the’ ንጥቀም፧
ካብቲ ናይ ዝርዝር ዋጋታት መግቢ ክንእዝዝ ከለና ‘the’ ንጥቀም ምኽንያቱ ንጹርን ኣየናይ ምዃኑ ኩሉ ስለዝፈልጦን ‘fish’ ወይ ‘soup’ ብዛዕባ እንታይ ንዛረብ ከም ዘለና ፍሉጥ ስለዝኾነን። ብዛዕባ ዝኾነ መግቢ ብሓፈሻ ክንዛረብ ከለና ግን ብቅድሚት ‘the’ ኣይንጥቀምን።

ኣብ ቤት መግቢ ከመይ ጌይርና ክንእዝዝ ንኽእል፧

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Arrange the words in the correct order.
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Session Vocabulary

  • the soup
    ጸብሒ ወይ መረቕ

    the fish
    ዓሳ

    with vegetables
    ምስ ኣሕምልቲ

    the chocolate cake
    ናይ ቸኮላታ ዶልሺ

    water
    ማይ