Like many things, it's abuse that is harmful, and drinking in moderation probably won't hurt most people. In fact, some medical research has found that a daily glass of red wine may help prevent cardio-vascular problems later in life for some people. Enjoy yourself, but do it wisely!
1. Would you like a cocktail before dinner? 你要在饭前来杯鸡尾酒吗？
2. I'd like to propose a toast. 我想来祝酒。
3. He can really slam it down. 他可真能喝。
4. Can I buy you a drink? 我能为你买杯酒吗？
5. I could sure use a drink. 我真得来一杯。
6. May I see the wine list? 我能看看酒单吗？
7. Give me a scotch on the rocks. 给我杯加冰的苏格兰威士忌。
8. I want some whiskey straight up. 我想要些纯威士忌。
9. Make it a double! 加倍。
10. What kind of draft beer do you have? 你喝哪种扎啤？
Does a drink help you to relax? Many people don't want to drink, and find other ways to relax. How about John and his co-workers?
Do you like to have a drink?
Some drinking terms are shown here!
In many Western countries, people like to have a glass of wine at dinner. French and Italian wines are the most popular. Some people even make their own wine at home, which is legal as long as it is for personal consumption only.
What: How to talk about drinks and drinking.
Who: Do you drink? Do you know people who do?
Where: In a bar, in a restaurant, maybe at home.
When: You're thirsty for an alcoholic beverage.
Why: So you know the terms, if you drink or not!
The next afternoon, Carl sees John and says some of their co-workers are going out for a few drinks before going home. They're feeling the pressure at work and need to unwind a little. They want to have some good-natured fun and Carl asks John to join them. Why is Carl going? Has he started to drink?
Carl: Hey, John! I've been looking for you, buddy.
John: Busy as usual, good friend. What's up?
Carl: Some of our co-workers and I are going out for a few drinks after work. Need to unwind a little. Care to join us?
John: Don't mind if I do. See you in half an hour.(Carl, John and a few co-workers arrive at a local bar and find a table)
Frank: I could sure use a drink (the waiter arrives) Give me a scotch on the rocks.
Ed: I want some whiskey straight up.
Carl: I'll have a coke.
John: What kind of draft beer do you have?
Waiter: Miller and Bud.
John: OK. A large Bud draft, please (waiter leaves) You look kind of stressed out these days,
Carl. (laughing) Why don't you make it a double?
Carl: (laughing) I can't handle it. But Jason sure can. One night last week, he ordered doubles all night long. He can really slam it down.
John: I don't usually drink hard liquor much, but I sometimes like a cocktail before dinner.