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    Is 'food court' the correct term?

    Where I live, the place where there are stalls selling various types of cooked food, are called 'food court'.

    1. I wonder whether it is the correct term. How do native speakers call a place where cooked food is served?

    2. Are there any errors in my sentences?

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    Re: Is 'food court' the correct term?

    We call this type of area inside of a shopping mall a food court. There are various places selling food and a common area of tables and chairs for eating.


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    Re: Is 'food court' the correct term?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Where I live, places where there are stalls selling various types of cooked food [delete the comma] are called 'food courts'.

    1. I wonder whether it is the correct term. What do native speakers call a place where cooked food is served?

    2. Are there any errors in my sentences? I have corrected them.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Is 'food court' the correct term?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    We call this type of area inside of a shopping mall a food court. There are various places selling food and a common area of tables and chairs for eating.

    Does the place where you live have food courts which are not inside shopping centres? Where I live, this is a common sight. And we call them 'food courts'. I wonder whether there are such food courts in the US, Britain, Australia and other western countries.
    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 01-Dec-2011 at 18:09. Reason: typo

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    Re: Is 'food court' the correct term?

    No, we don't have such a thing here. At least not permanently. When there is some event, like a carnival or festival, there are usually booths or other temporary stalls selling various types of food.

    In bigger cities, you may have hot dog vendors and similar carts set up on the sidewalks in heavy traffic areas. But not great clusters of such carts in one place.

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