Let's say I'm in a restaurant. My friend ordered something and I want to order the same thing.

e.g. Server: How do you like your steak done? Friend: Um..I'd like my steak...Medium well, please. Me:______.

Can I say "Likewise" in this situation?, if I don't want to repeat the same sentence?

  • That's what the word means. From Merriam Webster: "3 : similarly so with me // answered 'likewise' to 'Pleased to meet you' " Apr 30 '20 at 2:20

If your friend gives the waiter an order, and you say likewise when the waiter gets to you, I think that it would sound natural.

Most times the waiter will understand, but I suggest using a more clear sentence that you could use to be more specific, like "I'll have what he/she's having."

If you want to use likewise, that's okay too, but I personally would just say "I'll have what (person) is having."

(In your situation, if you said likewise, the waiter may or may not ask for clarification; I think the best bet is just to go out and experiment yourself!)

  • Thank you sooo much for your detailed explanation!
    – user114122
    Apr 29 '20 at 23:24
  • 2
    Or you could say "I'll have the same"
    – michael
    Apr 29 '20 at 23:28

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