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満席のレストランに何時なら入店できるか聞いてみよう

When do we have a table?
予約しないで来たところ、レストランは満席でした。何時なら入店できるか聞いてみましょう。
満席だと言われてもどうしてもその店に入りたい場合は、何時なら空いているか聞いて予約してみましょう。
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I see. What time will can I have a table?

自然な表現

Really? What time can I have a table?

1. avoid using the phrase "I see" as it's overused. You can use other words or phrases that are similar, like "I understand", "I know what you mean", "understood", "noted", "perfect", "awesome", "fantastic", "Ok", "Wow", "No way", "Really", "Nice" (Of course, all these depend on the context)
2. don't mix any tense together, and don't put two auxiliaries together
Oh, that is hard to say! Maybe a table will be vacant in half an hour. How about you sit at the bar and I let you know when a table is vacant?

Oh, that's good. I'll go there now. The bar can see from here, right?

自然な表現

Oh, that's good. I'll go there now. I can see inside the dining area from there, right?

1. see>> detect things with sight. Only people/animals can do this, not things (or places, like a bar)
2. An adverbial complement is an adverbial that is required to complete the meaning of a verb, such that if it is removed, it will yield an ungrammatical sentence or an intrinsically different meaning of the verb. If the sentence contains other adverbs, then these complements go before them.
Put the money IN THE BOX at once.
The program lasted THREE HOURS.
She sang WELL last night.
She drives CAREFULLY.
3. here>> in, at, or to **this** place or position. there>> in, at, or to **that** place or position.
The bar is right over there. Don't worry, I will come to pick you up when a free table shows up. Would you like something to drink?

Yes, please. I'd like to coffee.

自然な表現

Yes, please. I'd like to drink coffee.

1. to-infinitives or gerunds are used to indicate activity or object nouns. To, as a preposition, is used--like all other prepositions--to indicate the relationship between two nouns
to-infinitive: I want TO SWIM--> activity, what the noun wants to do
to>> preposition: I went TO the gym--> indicates the direction the noun went
Sure. What kind of coffee do you drink? Would you like some sugar or milk with it? Would you like something else with it?

I'd like a cup of weak coffee with some milk. I don't like too sweet, so will you brew a little of them?

自然な表現

I'd like a cup of weak coffee with some milk. I don't like it too sweet, so will you brew a little of it?

1. I don't like
I don't like HIM
like - transitive verb
*Transitive verbs* -
verbs that must precede a direct object in order to complete its action
I want to PLANT a flower
I will TEACH my children
I will BAKE a cake
2. make sure the noun used to refer back to another is similar. Coffee>> uncountable, so "them" can't be used to refer back to it--only singular noun/pronoun can
Yes, I will bring you just that kind of coffee. Half an hour later. Hi, there is a vacant table right now. Would you please take your table?

Oh, OK. I'll go there right now. Thanks.

自然な表現

Oh, OK. Thanks.

1. when we speak, we don't repeat ourselves unless we are: confirming, being sarcastic, emphasising, or expressing understanding We always try to add new information, so instead of repeating, add info
  • customary(いつもの、通例の)
  • usual(いつもの、(飲み物・食事など)お決まりのもの)
  • compensate(償う、埋め合わせをする)
  • complimentary((好意により)無料の、招待の)
  • anticipate(~を予想する)
  • overbook(予約を取りすぎる)
  • manage(~をうまく取り扱う、~をなんとかやり遂げる)
  • overlooked(見落とされた、見逃された)
  • approximate((数字などが)おおよそ)
  • unreasonable(不合理な、不当な)
  • make amends to someone for ((人)に~の埋め合わせをする、(人)に~を償う)
  • To compensate for your unusually long wait time, dessert is on the house.(非常に長い時間お待たせしたので、店からデザートをサービスします。)
  • on the house(店のおごりで)
  • Please enjoy these complimentary drinks while you wait.(お待ちの間にこちらのお飲み物をどうぞ。)
  • We didn't anticipate such a big crowd tonight.(今夜そんなに大勢のお客さんを予想していなかった。)
  • I must admit that we're overbooked tonight.(今夜は予約を取り過ぎたことを認めなくてはいけない。)
  • seating area(数人用の座席のある場所)
  • outdoor waiting area(外の待合所)
  • We can call your cell when your table is ready. (お席の準備が整いましたら携帯電話にご連絡致します。)
  • We can manage to seat your entire group together in 15 minutes or so.(15分後くらいにはグループの皆様にお座りいただけるようにします。)

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