Chris: Right, Li, this is an important business dinner. Our client will be here soon.
Li: He's a bit late though, isn't he?
Chris: Yes, he said we could start eating without him.
Li: Well then, let's dig in! 开吃开吃! Mmm, burrito.
Chris: Li, I want you to make a good impression.
Li: Of course – when our client gets here I'll be polite and friendly.
Chris: That's not what I'm worried about – your table manners are terrible!
Li: My table manners?
Chris: Table manners are the way someone behaves when they're sitting down to
eat. Look! You've already got your elbows on the table.
Li: My elbows are on the table because it's more comfortable!
Chris: Yes, but it's rude!
Li: OK fine. Is this better?
Chris: Good. Your elbows are fine, but you're slurping your drink!
Li: Slurping my drink? 我喝饮料出声了吗？
Chris: Yes, just sip it slowly and silently.
Li: Sip it slowly and silently. 尽量不出声的小口喝。Like this?
Chris: Yes, and don't eat with your fingers. Use a knife and fork
Li: Use a knife and fork? But this is a burrito! It's easier to eat it with my
Chris: Li, please?
Li: (Talking while eating) OK, OK. Anything else?
Chris: Just one more thing... Don't eat with your mouth open.
Li: Fine, I'll do everything you say!
Chris: Oh look, our client is here! Good evening, Mr Rogers. Please sit down and
have some lovely burrito.
Mr Rogers: Good evening. Oh great, I'm so hungry.
Li: Ha! Dig in!
dig in 开始吃吧
table manners 餐桌礼节
Don't eat with your mouth open 吃东西的时候不要说话