情景会话：这个菜这么辣 The dish is so spicy
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Pardon me. Could you please pass me the tissue?
Sure, here you are.
Thanks, I didn't expect the dish to be so spicy. Are you ok?
Yeah, I think the food is alright, it's not too spicy though it's a little salty for me. But you are Chinese, you should have known better.
Well, not every Chinese can handle spicy food in the way people from Sichuan and Guizhou provinces can. Back where I come from, people don't eat a lot of pepers and chilies.
Oh, I see how this food can be really hard for you. I can sympathize with that. I stayed in Sichuan for a year. The food was difficult at the beginning. Every dish was so spicy. After a while though, I got used to the taste, and now I won't consider anything a real dish if it isn't spicy.
Yeah, you can increase you tolerance for spicy food, but so far, I haven't had the need or the opportunity. Every time I try spicy food, it is a total disaster for my nose and eyes.
I completely understand. I didn't intend on liking spicy food at first either, but when you have no other choices, you've got to adapt.
Yeah, I guess that's a typical example of 'when in Rome, do as the Romans do.'