Can I have a <pound of> potato salad? Or <a pound of> roasted chicken?

Flncl

Senior Member
Turkish
I never bought anything from deli section. I live in CA and I am not sure if I should use ‘pond’ or other measurements to order Fx;
Can I have a pound of potato salad? Or a pound of roasted chicken?
I also confused when it comes to wings? Should I use numbers then?
I want two wings?
Thanks
 
  • Miss Julie

    Senior Member
    English-U.S.
    Definitely use some version of "pound" (1 pound, half a pound, quarter pound).

    I've never ordered wings from a deli, but I would do so by number.

    Hope that helps!
     

    kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    For some things, one pound is a very large amount. As Julie says, you can order a smaller amount. 1/4 pound, for sure. Maybe even 1/8 of a pound, but I don't know for certain.
     

    Flncl

    Senior Member
    Turkish
    Definitely use some version of "pound" (1 pound, half a pound, quarter pound).

    I've never ordered wings from a deli, but I would do so by number.

    Hope that helps!
    Thanks Julie, so if I say;
    I want a quarter pound potato salad?
    Does that make sense? Seems a bit awkward to me as a non English speaker :))
     

    JulianStuart

    Senior Member
    English (UK then US)
    Thanks Julie, so if I say;
    I want a quarter pound potato salad?
    Does that make sense? Seems a bit awkward to me as a non English speaker :))
    Nothing at all awkward!
    A quarter pound OF potato slad. That's just fine. Like "I would like 100 grams of potato salad" in a metric deli :)
     

    kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    I would like a quarter pound of potato salad.

    That's a perfectly normal thing to say. Delis are generally polite places and it's more polite to say "I would like..."
     
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