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  • 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 quiz on www.engvid.com.

  • And don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

  • Now, if you'll excuse me, there's a steak waiting for me.

Let's eat. Hi, guys. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking, and welcome to this lesson on "Eating Vocabulary".

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