文化警察24時 (8) 出された食事は残そう!?(中国)

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今月は、第3週目の今回「文化警察24時」をお届けします。

日本では、出されたものを完食することが、食事を出してくれた相手への礼儀とされることが多いようです。一方、お隣の中国では少し事情が異なっているようですね。

「文化警察24時」は、少し英語が苦手!という皆さんを対象にした、長さもレベルも聞きやすい番組です。しっかり聞いて、しっかり声に出して練習してみましょう。
(初級)
Culture Cops (8): In China

At a restaurant in the Chinese countryside.

W: How was everything, sir? Can I get you anything else? You must still be hungry!

M: Me? No… everything was fine! I’m stuffed. If I could just get my bill please, that would be great.

W: I see you ate everything on your plate. I’m so sorry we didn’t provide you with enough food.

M: Not at all! Everything was great! That’s why I ate it all.

W: How rude! You’re not supposed to eat everything on your plate, sir! That’s extremely rude towards your host.

M: It is?

Val: Excuse me. Let me see if I can help out here. My name is Officer Val, and I’m with the International Culture Police. Sir, I’m afraid that your waitress is correct. In China, eating everything on your plate is quite rude as it’s a sign that your host hasn’t provided you with a filling meal.

M: Oh, wow, I feel so bad…. And full. Thanks for the advice officer! I’ll make sure to remember that next time.

Val: That’s what we’re here for, sir. Now you better pay and get out of here quickly before you offend anyone else. And REMEMBER TO BURP! It’s very pleasing to the chef.

(Written by Matteen Aminpour)

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