Let's eat. Hi, guys. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on "Eating Vocabulary".
We all eat, every day. Unless you're a plant, you definitely eat. Today,
we're going to look at some vocabulary that we use to talk about eating, the activities
associated with it, the feelings associated with it. You know, not like really emotional,
emotional, like angry, although you could be, but different... Different words associated
with food and eating.
So, I will just go down the list, point with my knife. It's not very dangerous. Don't worry.
Plus, you're watching me somewhere; I'm not going to hurt you. Let's start from the top.
First, we have the verb "bite". So, "bite" is simply this action: [bites]. Okay? When
you bite, you have to bite food if it's very hard, for example. Now, this actually goes
towards an expression, and we have an expression called: "Grab a bite". So, if you are hungry
and you want to get something to eat with your friend, family, etc., you can say:
"Hey, let's grab a bite. Come. I want to grab a bite."
Or: "We should grab a bite." This means:
We should get something to eat. Usually something small, like if you go for lunch with someone
at a fast food restaurant or something like that, if you go to fast food restaurants.
So "grab a bite" means get something to eat, and "bite" is this action: [bites]. All right?
Next, we have the verb "chew". So your mom or your dad probably told you when you were
a kid to chew your food. So, chewing is this action: [chews]. And don't talk when your
mouth is full. Right? So, you need to chew your food. There is some rules, or maybe they're
real, maybe they're not, they say: "Chew your food 24 times before swallowing." I guess
it depends like what you're eating, so I don't know.
Next, before I move to this, we have the verb "nibble". Now, "to nibble" is to eat something,
but just give it a small, small bite like... I'm going to look ridiculous, I'm sorry, just:
Like rabbits could nibble carrots, for example. You think of like Bugs Bunny
or something. Okay? So "to nibble" is to just take a small, small, small bite of something.
Now, this expression "have a nibble", if you're... You know, if you go for dinner with your friend
and you want your friend to try your food, you can say: "Here, have a bite." You can
also say: "Here, have a nibble. Just a little nibble. Try a little piece." Okay?
Here we have the word "bib". At the start of the lesson, I put on my bib. It means I'm
ready to eat. If you go to a restaurant... A lot of people don't really use the bibs
in this way anymore I think. Most people put them in their laps when they go to a restaurant.
But this is a bib. Still very useful, especially if you eat lobster or ribs; anything messy.
"Drink". I'm sure you understand the verb "drink". Basically, if you have any liquid,
water, etc., juice, you must drink it. Okay? Now, "drink" can be a noun or it can also
be a verb. So you drink if you are thirsty. If you're thirsty, you need water, you need
liquid. You need to drink something, like this.
I'm just going to put these down. And... Ah, this is a good word: "sip". So "a sip" is
if you want to take a small drink of something. So, for example, I am a little thirsty, I
need a sip of water. So you can use "sip" like a noun or a verb. You can have a sip,
or you can sip, like this. Just a sip, a quick drink. Okay? We also use this verb very commonly
if you're drinking something hot, like we say: "Whoa, whoa, whoa. Don't... You know,
don't just drink it. Sip it, like: [sips]." Right? Small, little sips, like this, if something
is very hot. Very important.
Okay, and again, I gave you the expression: "You can take a sip", or "have a sip", similar
to "have a nibble", "have a bite", if you're offering food. If you want to offer, you know,
a taste of your drink to a friend, you can say: "Here, try it." or "Here, have a sip."
Very common. Or: "Take a sip."
Okay, next, we have the verb "swallow". So after you eat, after you chew, after you drink,
you: [swallows] ingest your food. The food goes down into your body. This is called "swallowing".
So you swallow your food.
Next, we have the verb "burp". So if you eat hotdogs, drink Coca-Cola, have pizza, have
some carbonated beverage, or even some water, you might burp. So, "burp" is when the gas
comes up and comes out of your mouth, like: "[burps]." This is called a burp. I can't
burp right now. I can't.
[Burps]. Burp - oh my.
Now, these are, again, some of the more functional words related to, you know, eating, chewing,
biting, drinking, sipping, etc. Now we're going to look at some other ones; still related
to eating, but a little different than these. Now, again, if you are at a family party,
at your friend's house, and you finish dinner, and you are still hungry after dinner, you
can "ask for seconds". This means that you want, you know, the same thing, but more of
it. You want more food. Say: "Hmm, I think I'm going to go for seconds." Okay? So you
can ask for seconds. "Can I have more? Can I have seconds?"
"Leftovers", very useful, and again, very useful in many ways, not just as vocabulary,
but also for making a lunch for the next day. So "leftovers" are the food you don't eat,
usually, you know, if you make a lot of food for dinner the night before and you don't
eat everything, the food that is remaining, that is left, is called leftovers. So you
can put these leftovers, you know, in a Tupperware, and you can bring it for lunch the next day
at work, for example. So, I like eating leftovers for lunch usually right the next day after
dinner, because if I enjoyed my dinner, I'm definitely going to enjoy the same food the
next day for my lunch.
Woo. Now, after you eat a lot, you can say: "I'm full." Now, if you're full, there's no
space here. Okay? You have eaten a lot, enough, or maybe too much. Okay? You can also say,
again, a little... Not really slang, but definitely, you know, a bit more slang than "full" is
"stuffed". So if you say: "I'm stuffed. No more. No more. I'm full. I'm stuffed." Okay?
And if you are the opposite, if you haven't eaten yet, you can say, you know: "I am hungry."
Or you can also say, if you're really, really, really hungry: "I'm starving." Now, you are
not actually starving. "Starving" actually means that, you know, you haven't eaten food
in a long time and it's giving you physical problems. You're probably not starving. I
hope you're not starving. Why are you paying for internet, but not food? But you can say
this to exaggerate, like: "Oh, I'm starving. I'm so hungry." Okay?
Okay, guys, so to finish, I just want you to repeat the words after me. Focus on the
pronunciation this time, all right?
"Bite", "chew", "nibble",
"drink", "sip", "swallow",
"burp", "seconds", "leftovers",
"full", "stuffed", "hungry", "starving".
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Now, if you'll excuse me, there's a steak waiting for me.