Can anyone help me? I want to emphasize the word "leftover" so I do not sound so greedy. I also felt that it would be a waste since most of the meals needed to be thrown away if it is not consumed after they were heated.

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    you can ask: "Can I order another meal if there are any left?" -- "如果还有剩余,我可以再点餐吗?" (Indicating you will pay for it)
    – Tang Ho
    Commented Jan 11, 2021 at 20:22
  • You can use English. It is mandatory for flight attendants to be able to speak fluent English.
    – Victor
    Commented Jan 17, 2021 at 3:29

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In my opinion, as long as you use "请", "可以..吗", "谢谢" as the way in English,
and ask a flight attendant after their regular meal service with smile,
it is definitely a reasonable request.
A normal anwser would be: "好的,我帮您看下,请稍等".


You can consider the following words for the adjective leftover:

the rest; remainder; surplus

superfluous; unnecessary; surplus; uncalled-for; spare; excessive; redundant

to have more than needed; to have an abundance of; to be in surplus

You can consider these following words for the noun leftovers:

leftover food; leftovers

leftover food; leftovers

A more colloquial way to imply this would just be to simply ask:

  • 可以加餐吗?

  • 可以再来一份吗?

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