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Mari: I think I like American food.
Ron: What type of American food?
Mari: I like hamburgers.
Ron: Hamburgers. Is that your favorite dish as well?
Mari: That is my favorite dish. My favorite hamburger place is right near where I went to university and they have this hamburger called the Danish Burger, and the Danish Burger has blue cheese inside the hamburger, so I love ... my favorite dish has to be the Danish Burger.
Ron: Do you like any side things like french fries with your hamburger?
Mari: I love french fries but I know that eating hamburger and french fries is a little bit unhealthy so I always replace the french fries for a salad.
Ron: A salad. OK. What about dessert? What's your favorite dessert?
Mari: My favorite dessert has to be chocolate cake.
Ron: Chocolate cake. Anything else? Do you like to eat it with anything?
Mari: No, I like chocolate cake by itself. Anything else? I like brownie sundaes, like brownies and choc ... brownies with vanilla ice-cream. I guess my favorite dessert is anything chocolaty.
Ron: Sounds good. So before you said you like to eat a salad. What type of salad, what type of vegetables do you like?
Mari: I like all vegetables. I like them cooked or raw but I don't like raw onions.
Ron: Not raw onions.
Mari: I really can't eat onions raw. That's probably the only vegetable I can't eat raw.
Ron: That's interesting. Thanks Mari.
What's your favorite cuisine?
'Cuisine' talks about a style of cooking or kinds of food from different countries. Note the following:
- Thai cuisine is too spicy for me.
- I prefer Italian to French cuisine.
Do you like any side things like french fries with your hamburger?
A side thing or side dish is a small amount of food serverd with the main course. Note the following:
- I never order side things like fries, just burgers.
- The set includes side things like soup and salad.
I always replace the french fries for a salad.
At a restaurant we can sometimes change one dish for another. Note the following:
- Can I replace the soup with a salad?
- It's time to replace the battery in my watch.
My favorite dessert has to be chocolate cake.
'Has to be' is simlar in meaning to 'must be'. Note the following:
- The greatest golfer ever has to be Tiger Woods.
- Whoa! It has to be the hottest day of the year.
I really can't eat onions raw.
'Raw' means not cooked. Note the following:
- Sushi is basically raw fish.
- Raw vegetables are healthier than cooked vegetables.