Does this karaoke bar

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Silver, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Silver

    Silver Senior Member

    Chongqing
    Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
    Hi,

    A few days ago, I went to a karaoke bar to sing songs with my friends. In that place, when I sing some songs, not every song, there was a rating system. For example, you chose a song and sang, the system would decide whether your singing (tone, voice, etc) would match very well with original singing. And the system would give you a score, the full score is 100. The system only applies to some songs, not every song in the karaoke bar.

    Today, I went to another bar to sing songs, but before I came in, I asked the receptionist the following question. I think the system is the same everywhere but it doesn't mean every bar has it:

    Does this karaoke bar have a karaoke singer scoring system?

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    You can ask it that way, but if you are already at that karaoke bar, "Do you have a karaoke singer scoring system?" is shorter. "You" would be understood to refer to the bar, not to the receptionist as a person.
     
  3. PeterPT

    PeterPT Senior Member

    Portuguese - Portugal
    Egmont, can we say it this way, as well?
    "I'm wondering if this/your bar has a Karaoke scoring system?"
     
  4. Hermione Golightly

    Hermione Golightly Senior Member

    London
    British English
    That's what I was thinking too. What other sort of scoring system would there be if not for singing. :)
     
  5. PeterPT

    PeterPT Senior Member

    Portuguese - Portugal
    If we use "singer" on the sentence, we would be being more specific,
    that could be useful somehow, I don't know.
     
  6. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    This sounds good to me too.

    As for whether "singer" is necessary: probably not, but leaving it in doesn't hurt.
     

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