856 Grilled Treats
Ivan talks about satay, a meat dish in Indonesia, and the types of meat he enjoys eating.
Ivan: Mutton is a lamb’s meat.
Todd: Lamb’s meat. Or sheep’s meat.
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Ivan: Sheep’s meat, yeah. And it’s… well actually, personally that is the meat that I most like.
Todd: Oh really, that’s your favorite?
Ivan: Yeah it’s my favorite. It tastes like different and just… if I find a juicy one and it’s my wonder of the world maybe. It’s really hard to find it anywhere else outside of Indonesia maybe because lack of lambs? I don’t know.
Todd: Yeah, maybe.
Ivan: So once I find one I really cherish that moment.
Todd: Now in your city, is it common for people to eat in street stalls?
Ivan: Yes, we have lots of hawkers in Jakarta. I mean, you can find meat ball sellers, you can find any street smoking vender shops and then you can find any… yeah, you can eat Nasi Goreng or Mi Goreng in the road also. Like maybe, well usually, when there’s a traffic jam going on, usually when you can find some hawkers you can just “Hey, I want Nasi Goreng”, they just go get and give it to us and you can eat.
Todd: From your car, you call to the people and they bring you the food?
Ivan: Yeah, yeah they bring you the food. Or maybe sometimes we just park in anywhere and then if you see a hawker that sells Nasi Goreng you can just order and you can eat in there.
Todd: Wow, that’s pretty cool.
Ivan: Yeah, so it’s anywhere, basically, you can eat anywhere.
Todd: I think I would gain a lot of weight.
Ivan: Yeah, so…
Personally that's the meat I like.
We use the word 'personally' when we give our opinion about something. Notice the following:
- Personally, I just don't like it.
- I, personally, loved the movie.
It's my wonder of the world.
Here, we use the phrase 'my wonder of the world' to talk about something that is really special for us. Notice the following:
- A fine red wine is my wonder of the world.
- My wonder of the world would be chocolate mousse.
It's hard to find because of lack of lambs.
The phrase 'lack of' means there is not enough or none of something. Notice the following:
- Many villagers suffer from a lack of food.
- The was a lack of funding for the project.
I really cherish that moment.
We 'cherish' an experience that is very special to us. Notice the following:
- They cherished the moment their first child was born.
- I cherished the moment I graduated.
There's a traffic jam going on.
The phrase 'going on' talks about an event, activity or situation that is in progress. Notice the following:
- There's a party going on at Kim's house.
- What's going on tonight?
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