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05 / 11 / 2007

ORDERING WATER IN ENGLISH-1: meaning and examples

Hello and good morning. I hope you had a nice long weekend.

In Spain, depending on where you live, it's quite common to ask for agua sin gas natural or agua sin gas del tiempo. How about in English?

When speaking about water in English we say room temperature to express natural or del tiempo in Spanish and cold to express fresca or fría.

Example 1:
Waiter: What would you like to drink?
Client: I'll have some water. Oh, and could you bring it at room temperature please?

In restaurants, depending on where you are in the English-speaking world, it's quite common to bring tap water (del grifo), rather than bottled water. If you would like bottled water, then you should ask for it.

Example 2:
Waiter: What would you like to drink with your meal?
Client: I'll have some bottled water, please.
Waiter: Is Perrier okay?
Client: Yes, that will be fine. Please be sure that it's nice and cold.

Tomorrow we will give some more details about ordering water in restaurants. If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, please post them in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website.

I hope you have a good day.