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食事の好き嫌いを聞いてみよう

Asking your friend about her likes and dislikes
友人の食事の好き嫌いを聞いてみよう。
Be very careful when discussing "likes and dislikes", especially when they involve politics or religion. Among casual friends or co-workers, it may be best to restrict this kind of discussion to food, movies, and music. And NEVER discuss politics and religion with your in-laws, unless you're "on the same side" or have a very good relationship to begin with. 「好き嫌い」を話題にする際はかなり気を付けましょう。特に政治や宗教に関わる場合は。時々顔を合わせる友達や同僚とは食べ物や映画の話題にしておくのが良いでしょう。あなたが「同じ支持派」かまずは良い関係を築く場合でない限り、姻戚とは絶対に政治や宗教について話さないように。
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Yes, I did. Have you eaten an insect for your diet?
I've heard that at some region people eat it for their diet. I cannot imagine that I eat it, but we eat octopus or sea cucumber or squid or crab brain or snail. Those are delicacies someone who can be unbelievable to eat them. Even we have a culture to eat whales and dolphins. To eat dolphins are still troubled by a protester posted.

自然な表現

Yes, I did. Have you eaten insects as part of your diet?
I've heard that in some regions people eat them _. I cannot imagine myself eating them, but we eat octopus, sea cucumber, squid, crab brain, or snail. Those are delicacies some people consider unusual _. We even _ eat whales and dolphins. Eating dolphins has aroused protests in some parts of the world.

1, 15. You can use this phrasing as an alternative.
2. Use this preposition before the noun "region".
3. The determiner "some" calls for a plural noun.
4, 8. Use this pronoun here as you are referring to a plural noun (insects).
5, 13. This was redundant here.
6. Use this reflexive pronoun here as the object of the sentence is the same as the subject of it.
7. Use this gerund to indicate the action you are referring to.
9. No need to add this conjunction more than once in the same sentence.
10. Pluralize nouns when talking about something or people in general.
11. Use this verb when you mean "regard (someone or something) as having a specified quality".
12. Use this adjective when you mean "not habitually or commonly occurring or done".
14. Incorrect wording.
Honestly, I find most of the food you mentioned disgusting. In order for me to try and insect, I'd need to be starving to death. As for seafood, I only have squid sometimes, fried shrimps or hake, and none of them are considered delicacies here. I feel sorry for whales and dolphins, even for sharks when their fin is removed to just make soup.

Yes, there is plenty of collagen in the shark's fin. A neat of swallow is also expensive meal. Those are a luxurious dishes in a Chinese restaurant.
We eat white fish eating live. It seems the white fish looks like dancing for their alive. That's why we say it 'Siro uwo no odori gui' in Japanese. Siro uwo means white fish, odori means dance and gui means eat.
This is challenging I guess.

自然な表現

Yes, there is plenty of collagen in sharks' fin. A nest of a swallow is also an expensive meal. Those are _ luxurious dishes in Chinese restaurants.
We eat white fish _ alive. White fish seems to be dancing while it's alive. That's why we say: _'Siro uwo no odori gui' in Japanese. Siro uwo means white fish, odori means dance, and gui means eat.
This is challenging, I guess.

1, 4. Pluralize nouns when talking about something in general.
3. Spelling.
4. No need for an article before non-specific, plural nouns.
5. Add this article here as you are referring to a singular noun.
6. This gerund was redundant here.
7. User this adjective when you mean "living, not dead".
8. You can use this phrasing as an alternative.
9. Add this punctuation mark to precede a list of items, a quotation, or an expansion or explanation.
10. This pronoun was redundant here.
11. Add a comma before "and" when ending an enumeration.
Do you mean you eat the fish while it is still alive? That's just gruesome! I think I heard something of the like in some documentary, but I can't remember it too well.

It is still alive.

自然な表現

Yes, we it while it is still alive.

You can use this phrasing as an alternative.
  • interest(関心、興味)
  • hobby(趣味)
  • travel((名)旅行(動)旅行する)
  • literature(文学)
  • personality(性格、人間的魅力)
  • ethnic(民族の、民族学の)
  • genre((主に絵画・文学・音楽の)ジャンル)
  • experience((名)経験、体験(動)体験する)
  • preference(~を(他よりも)好きであること、好み)
  • idiosyncrasy(性癖、(好み・動作・意見などの)特異性)
  • set off someone's pet peeves ((人)の苛立ちをかき立てる)
  • One of my pet peeves is waiting in line for anything.(私がイライラすることのひとつは行列に並ぶことです。)
  • Are you particular about what you eat?(あなたは食べるものの好みにうるさいですか。)
  • I know what I like.(私は自分の好みは分かっている。)
  • I'm pretty easy going about almost anything.(私はほとんど何に関してもとてものんびり屋です。)
  • You seem to be pretty sure about what you don't like.(あなたは何が好きではないのかがよく分かっているようだ。)
  • discriminating taste((目、舌)が肥えていること)
  • out of the ordinary(並外れた)
  • What's your favorite movie of all time?(今までで一番好きな映画は何ですか。)
  • Who's your favorite singer?(あなたのお気に入りの歌手は誰ですか。)

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