August 13 – refuse

August 13, 2019 =========

☆  refuse 拒む


One of the useful phrases this week, is “I would refuse to pay the extra charge.” What could this situation be? For example, a tax on your hotel or dinner that you weren’t told about. Or it could be travel insurance that you didn’t agree to pay for.

If you are planning to travel to another country it’s a good idea to learn some basic phrases so that you can confidently refuse things. You can probably find an app that would help you, but some basic phrases are also good to know, such as:

Sorry, I didn’t order that. (to refuse food at a restaurant)
Sorry, this seat is taken. (to refuse to let someone sit down at your table.)
I am not going to pay that, because …. (to refuse to pay an extra charge for some reason.)

What other phrases could be helpful?