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: [nibbles]. 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”. So, if you’d like to test your understanding
of this vocabulary, as always, you can check out the
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there’s a steak waiting for me.