“What part of "no foam" do they not understand?”

English Lesson: What part of "no foam" do they not understand?

You ordered a latte at a coffee shop but asked for no foam on it. The barista gave you a latte with foam. You're annoyed, so you're complaining to your friend.

What part of "no foam" do they not understand?

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What part of "(a quote)" does (someone) not understand?

Use this phrase when:

  1. you tell a person to do something
  2. they don't do it
  3. you're annoyed with them

Here's another example:

A: Can I borrow your car?

B: No.

A: Aw, come on! Please?

B: What part of "no" do you not understand?

no foam

"Foam" means a lot of little bubbles that stick together. You might see foam in places like:

  • in a bubble bath
  • in the ocean
  • at the top of a glass of beer

Some coffee drinks have foam in them. If you don't want that, you can say "no foam":

Can I get a small latte, no foam?