Imagine you are in a restaurant and you want to order food, you choose your dish but the waiter says that it is not available today.

In English I would now probably say something like

Ok, then I take curry

What is the natural way of saying this in Japanese? I'm asking about the "Ok, then" part.

As of now, I would probably just say

Hmm えとー カレーをおねがいします.


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For casual, which is acceptable as a client I would go with


If you want to be more polite then


じゃあ means : then; well; so; well then
それなら means : if that's the case

  • ah I thought about Jaa, but was not so sure. Thank´s
    – Michael
    Commented Nov 16, 2016 at 8:53
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    Or equivalently, 「では」.
    – Yosh
    Commented Nov 16, 2016 at 14:36
  • Was going to suggest 「そしたら」 but it might not be 標準語{ひょうじゅんご}
    – KT12
    Commented Dec 12, 2016 at 4:42

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