The joys of ordering food and drink in Japanese
A chain café in Japan. Lunchtime:
“Welcome! Customer, will you be eating in?”
“Very good. What would you like?”
“I’d like a medium-sized café latte, please.”
“A… sorry, what was that?”
“A café late, please. Medium size.”
“One café latte! What size?”
“Medium – ’Em’ size – please.”
“Okay! That’ll be ¥360. Please wait by the counter for your drink.”
Two minutes later, by the counter:
“Here you are. One small ice coffee.”
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