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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  17/ABR/2011 8:53 PM
Assunto:  fechar conta (restaurante)
 
Mensagem: 
customer: 
I'd like to pay the/my bill/check when you have a chance.
  (very pleasant, very courteous, very colloquial).

Note that "check" and "bill" have the same meaning in a restaurant.

waiter: 
Are you ready for the/your check/bill?

Was there something else?  Some coffee or dessert, perhaps?  (Could I interest you in some coffee and dessert?  Can I tempt you with some apple pie?) 

(In Brazil the customer asks for the check.  In the USA, sometimes a waiter will bring it to your table without being asked.  It is not considered rude in the USA, but it is a little unusual.  How did the waiter know you were ready to leave?  Does he want you to leave?  The longer you sit at the table, the more money you are going to spend, right?  So, what is the rush to get you out of the restaurant?)


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fechar conta (restaurante)  –  student  17/ABR/2011, 8:17 PM
 fechar conta (restaurante)  –  Dale-USA  17/ABR/2011, 8:53 PM

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