I know I can order food using phrases like 我(想)要/请给我一份...

But how would I exclude an ingredient, e.g. if I don't like garlic?




Would any of those be correct?


Any of these sentences would be grammatically correct. However


would be a better and more common usage in my opinion.

It would be even better to include the character in the parenthesis,

which means "add" or "with" or "include".

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if you are speaking Cantonese, you can use


in English it's something like take it off.

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  • This usage of 走 comes from English. It's short for "without"; "thout" sounds like 走 in Cantonese. – Stan Aug 27 '14 at 2:41
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    @Stan, this usage of 走 has nothing to do with English. It is a one-character version of "攞走", which means to remove or take out sth. – Henry HO Aug 27 '14 at 9:00
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我要一份青椒肚片不 蒜。

我要一份青椒肚片 别搁 蒜。 (more intensive than 不搁)

I think 放,搁 sounds more natural and navtivelike.

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  • Wouldn't 不放 mean not without? – Roman Reiner Aug 27 '14 at 15:27
  • @RomanReiner 不放 here has the same usage as 不加 – LulalaBoss Aug 27 '14 at 19:22
  • 不放 mean no put :) – ah_hau Aug 29 '14 at 3:17

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