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    #1

    I can't understand what both of them mean.

    M: You donít get exactly what I would call a king-sized helping of chicken with this stew, do you? Quite stingy, Iíd say.

    W: Isnít it though. Itís as if we were the chickens!

    I know all of the words the man and the woman are using.
    But I don't know what they are talking about.
    What is the matter with me?


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    #2

    Re: I can't understand what both of them mean.

    To me it means,

    M: There's not a lot of chicken in the stew (i.e., a stew is a meal).
    W: I agree. The portions would satisfy a chicken, not a human.


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    #3

    Re: I can't understand what both of them mean.

    Now I see.
    I appreciate your help, Casiopea.
    Have a nice day.

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    #4

    Re: I can't understand what both of them mean.

    You're welcome.

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    #5

    Re: I can't understand what both of them mean.

    [quote=Casiopea;178557]

    There's not a lot of chicken in the stew (i.e., a stew is a meal).

    I prefer to use "much/many" in negative and interrogative sentences instead of "a lot of"
    There isn't much chicken in the stew.

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    Re: I can't understand what both of them mean.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I prefer to use "much/many" in negative and interrogative sentences instead of "a lot of"
    There isn't much chicken in the stew.
    I prefer lamb.

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