Thursday, October 24, 2013

Percakapan: Menawarkan Seseorang Makanan atau Minuman

Cara menawarkan makanan dan minuman in English
Salah satu situasi percakapan adalah menawarkan makanan atau minuman. Misalnya Anda kedatangan tamu atau rekan Anda, tentunya Anda ingin menawarkan sesuatu, misalnya minuman atau makanan (kue). Kebiasaan orang Inggris apabila mereka menawarkan kita makanan atau minuman, mereka benar-benar menawarkan kepada Anda dan bukan basa-basi seperti di Indonesia.

Perhatikan ungkapan-ungkapan yang digunakan dalam menawarkan makanan atau minuman:

  • Would you like to drink? Would you like something to drink? (Anda mau minum?)
  • Would you like something to eat? (Anda mau makan?)
  • Would you like some tea? (Anda mau minum teh?) Would you like some coffee? (Anda mau minum kopi?)
  • What would you like to drink? (Anda mau minum apa?)
  • What would you like to eat?(Anda mau makan apa?)

Jadi dalam menawarkan kita menggunakan WOULD LIKE. Ini lebih sopan daripada WANT. Ada juga yang menggunakan WANT karena mereka sudah saling mengenal dengan baik.
  • (Do you) want some coffee? (Mau kopi?)
  • Do you want a coffee? (Mau secangkir kopi?
Apa jawaban kita jika ditawarkan makanan atau minuman?
  • Yes, thank you. (Jika kita mau)
  • No, thank you. (Jika kita menolak)
  • I'd like some coffee, please.
  • I'd rather have tea, please. (Jika kita memilih yang tidak ditawarkan)

Perhatikan percakapan berikut:
  • Lutfi : What would you like to drink, Zak?
  • Zaky : I'd like a cup of tea without sugar, please.
  • Mira : Would you like some fried bananas or bread?
  • Lucy : Friend bananas will do me fine.
  • Fitri : Would you like coffee or tea, Lutfi?
  • Lutfi: I'd rather have a glass of pure water, if you don't mind.
  • Susan What would you like to drink, coffe or tea?
  • JohnI'd rather have a glass of pure water, if you don't mind.
  • Susan : That's all right. Could you wait a moment?
  • John : Sure.
  • Susan : Here you are. Please have a drink, John.
  • John : Thank you, Susan.
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