Neil: Hello, this is Real English from BBC Learning English, I'm Neil.
Helen: And I'm Helen. Hello!
Neil: In Real English, we look at words and phrases that you might not find in your dictionary.
Neil: Today's expression is 'a bite to eat'.
Neil: Yes, it certainly does have something to do with eating. To have a bite to eat means to go and have something to eat.
Neil: It usually means to have a small amount of food – so a snack or a light meal – or it can just mean to go and eat some food or a meal.
Helen: Bite就是用嘴咬的意思，而a bite to eat一般就是专指随便的吃点什么东西或者吃顿便饭的意思。
Neil: Here are some examples of how we might use it.
A: I'm hungry – shall we go for a bite to eat?
B: Sounds good.
A: So are we going to see the new Harry Potter film later?
B: Yes. If we meet at 6 we should have time for a quick bite first.
Helen: 刚才他俩说的是a quick bite就是很快的吃点东西。所以a bite to eat也可以简单说成a bite – 都是咬一口什么东西吃，就是随便吃点东西的意思。
Neil: All this talk of food is making me hungry…
Helen: Shall we go for a bite to eat?
Neil: I would love a bite to eat. And that's about all from Real English today.
Helen: And today's expression is 'a bite to eat' – 随便吃点东西。感谢大家收听我们BBC Learning English的节目。 We'll see you next time.
Neil: Bye for now.