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Common English Expressions: Offering Food/Drink

Useful Expressions-Offering Food-Drinks

We often politely ask people for food or drink. It is not forcing others, but requesting them calmly using well-mannered words and phrases. Definitely, we find polite and respectful behaviour of the person who is offering a Food or Drink to others. Here are the most commonly used expressions for Offering Food or Drink:

OFFERING FOOD AND DRINK

  Can I get you a soft drink?
  Can I get you…?
  Can I get you some…?
  May I offer you some…?
  Do you want…?
  Do you want anything else?
  Some snacks?
  Some…?
  What will you have?
  What would you like to take?
  What would you like?
  What would you prefer?
  What can I get you?
  Would you like…?
  Would you like some…?
  Would you like to eat/drink …?
  Would you like to have…?
  Would you like another…?
  Would you care for…?
  Would you like me to get you some…?
  You’ll have some tea, won’t you?
  Have a coffee
  A little, please
  Coffee please
  … please
  Just a little bit

   
ACCEPTING AN OFFER OF FOOD AND DRINK

  Good idea, I’ll have a coffee
  Good idea, I’ll have a…
  Just a little, please
  Thank you
  Thanks
  Thanks, I’d love some
  Thank you. I’d like a…
  Thank you. I’d like…
  That would be nice. Thank you
  I’d love some
  I’d love to
  I wouldn’t mind a cup of tea
  I wouldn’t mind…
  That’s nice
  That would be great, thanks
  Sure, no problem
  Why not?
  Oh yes, please!


REFUSING AN OFFER OF FOOD AND DRINK

  I’m afraid I don’t eat/drink…
  I don’t eat/drink…
  Sorry
  I’m sorry, but I can’t eat/drink any more
  Oh! No thank you
  No, thank you
  No thank you, but it’s kind of you to offer
  No, thank you, I’m fine
  No, thanks
  No thank you but I’d love a glass of water
  No, I’m not very fond of it
  Thank you, but I’m on a diet
  I’m fasting
  No thank you. I’ve got enough
  Oh! No thank you. I’m full
  It’s really superb, but I really can’t

 

also see

GREETINGS INTRODUCING YOURSELF
INTRODUCING OTHERS APOLOGIZING
ENCOURAGING OTHERS EXPRESSING GRATITUDE
INVITING GIVING OPINION
COMPLIMENTING PERMITTING
AGREEING/DISAGREEING DESCRIBING SOMEBODY
EXPRESSING PLEASURE TAKING LEAVE
EXPRESSING SURPRISE COMPLAINING
SUGGESTIONS POSSIBILITY/IMPOSSIBILITY
RECOMMENDING PREDICTING

 

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