Friday, October 12, 2012

Service Items: identify the object

Hello! Let's talk about various service items again. Just as last time I have a few simple questions:

  1. Give me one word for plates, bowls, cups,  etc.
  2. Give me one word for knives, forks, spoons, etc.
  3. What is another word for seasoning?
  4. What do you call the in which bread is served?
  5. What do you call the thing used for lifting asparagus?
  6. What do you call the thing that stops the tea-leaves going into the cup?
  7. What is the thing that holds necessary items and provides a work surface for the waiters?
  8. What do you call one place for one person at the table?
  9. What is the thing that you use for wheeling sweets to the table?
  10. What do you use to break the shells of nuts?
  11. What do you serve a boiled egg in?
  12. What do you place on the plate under the biscuits?             
Just leave answers to questions you know answers to. You don't have to answer all questions of course. :)

Good luck!


  1. 1.tableware, cutlery,
    4.bread basket
    9. Nie rozumiem za bardzo zdania,co używasz do pchania cukierków w stół?
    10.pair of pincers?

    1. 1. crockery - naczynia stołowe, porcelana, szkło
      3. ***I need a different word***
      4. basket - koszyk

      9. wyjaśniam: pytanie zadajesz ciekawe :) nie chodzi o 'pchanie cukierków w stół' :) tylko o przywiezienie deseru pewnym 'czymś' na kółkach ;)

      10. ***I need a different word***

      Nieźle! Dobry początek!

  2. 3 Spices
    8 Single sitting
    6 Tea strainer
    10 Nut cracker

    Nice questions, Rafal. Also, since I still can't figure out where to put the Lyrics on your Blog that need Polish translation, I'm adding them here:

    Traditional Lyrics
    Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
    Nobody knows but Jesus
    Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
    Glory hallelujah!

    Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down
    Oh, yes, Lord
    Sometimes I'm almost to the ground
    Oh, yes, Lord

    Although you see me going 'long so
    Oh, yes, Lord
    I have my trials here below
    Oh, yes, Lord

    If you get there before I do
    Oh, yes, Lord
    Tell all-a my friends I'm coming to HEAVEN!
    Oh, yes, Lord

    1. Hi Jay! Thanks for your comment! Don't worry about having pasted the lyrics here. I am working on this :) Will send it to you asap. You know what.. I have an idea... Why don't you produce a post on 'religious music' or something similar, send it to me in an e-mail, and I'll gladly put it on my blog. This would be just the place for religious music, etc. What do you think?

      When it comes to your answers...
      3. would be ok but I still need a different word for it
      5. the same here, just one word please :)
      6. tea strainer (is a perfect answer) - Polish: sitko do herbaty
      7. nutcracker (perfect as well) - Polish: dziadek do orzechów

      Thanks! Hope to hear from you soon!

    2. There you go!

      Tekst oryginalny
      Nikt nie wie, ile nieszczęścia widziałem
      Nikt, poza Jezusem
      Nikt nie wie, ile nieszczęścia widziałem
      Chwała Panu! Alleluja!

      Doświadczam upadków i wzlotów
      O tak, Panie
      Czasem sięgam niemal dna
      O tak, Panie

      Choć widzisz jak idę naprzód
      O tak, Panie
      I jak poddawany jestem próbom
      O tak, Panie

      Jeśli dojdziesz tam przede mną
      O tak, Panie
      Powiedz wszystkim moim przyjaciołom, że idę do NIEBA!
      O tak, Panie

      Should anybody have any other idea, please write here!

  3. 2.cutlery
    5.tear off

  4. Dziękuję bardzo! Now I can immediately do the Spiritual Video in Polish and English correctly, thanks to you. I also hope other Poles will try also. Bless you!

  5. 2. cutlery
    3. condiments or maybe spices
    5. peeler or a knife?
    6. tea-strainer? I thought of "zaparzaczka" but I can't find this word in English.
    7. work surface or table top
    8. a seat
    9. waiter trolley?
    11. egg- cup
    12. I can only think of "patera" but know idea how to say that in English :)

    1. 2. cutlery - sztućce (Yes!)
      3. condiments - przyprawy (Yes!)
      5. *** I need a different word ***
      6. tea-strainer (Yes!) ALREADY ANSWERED :)
      7. *** I need a different word *** but you're close :0
      8. *** I need a different word ***
      9. trolley - wózek (Yes!)
      10.nut-cracker - dziadek do orzechów (Yes!) ALREADY ANSWERED :)
      11. egg-cup - kieliszek do jajek (Yes!)
      12. *** I need a different word *** no... rather think of some small decorative napkin...

      - FIVE
      - SEVEN
      - EIGHT
      - TWELVE


  6. 7. is it just a counter?
    12. I can only think about paper cups for muffins for example...

  7. Hmmm... Not really... but I can give you the first letters :)
    5. T...
    7. S...
    8. C...
    12. D...

    What about now?

  8. I really can't think of any. Maybe because I'm really exhausted. However, it is difficult to think of these answers in Polish...

    1. I see.
      OK, let me experiment on you :) I'll give you these words in Polish :)
      5. szczypce
      7. stolik pomocniczy
      8. nakrycie
      12. serwetka ozdobna

      :) What about now?

  9. 5. tongs
    8. cover
    12. doily!

    But still, stolik pomocniczy it's too difficult for me :) I have no idea about being a waitress and this is the first time I've heard about "stolik pomocniczy" :) However, I must admit that number 8 was so obvious!

    1. ok, let's just close it :)

      5. tongs - yes!
      8. cover - yes!
      12. doily - yes!


      7. SIDEBOARD! :)


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