'Dinner is on me!'

Discussion in 'English Only' started by junxi3q, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. junxi3q

    junxi3q Senior Member

    Chengdu, China
    Chinese
    Let's suppose that you go out with your friend to dinner. You'd like to go Dutch but your friend insists that he treats you this time. What would you say to show your appreciation?
    I would say 'OK. Next time my treat.' Would that be fine? Can you show me some other responses?
    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. owlman5

    owlman5 Senior Member

    Colorado
    English-US
    Sure, your version is fine. You could also say "I'll buy/pay next time".
     
  3. junxi3q

    junxi3q Senior Member

    Chengdu, China
    Chinese
    Thank you, owlman5!
     
  4. la grive solitaire

    la grive solitaire Senior Member

    United States, English
    Or: Okay, but it's on me next time!
     
  5. Harry Batt

    Harry Batt Senior Member

    Minneapolis
    USA English
    It would depend on the connection that you have with the friend. Just the other night a friend invited my wife and I out to dinner, on him. I've had some awkward experiences with him about dinner checks and intercepted the waitress'es question about one or two checks. I insisted on paying my own. It worked out as I might have expected. My friend had tried to pay his tab with a discount coupon which had expired and if he had paid for both meals it would have created an embarassment.
     
  6. junxi3q

    junxi3q Senior Member

    Chengdu, China
    Chinese
    Thank you guys, thanks for your kind suggestion!
     

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