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    I'm confused about these words: plate or dish.

    I'm confused about these words: plate or dish.

    a) Can they be used interchangeably?

    b) Are plates, bowls, saucers, cups and glasses all dishes when you wash them?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: I'm confused about these words: plate or dish.

    If you're only concerned about washing them.
    Last edited by Tdol; 16-May-2012 at 11:46. Reason: typo

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    Re: I'm confused about these words: plate or dish.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If you're only concerned about washingu them.
    Hi Tdol,
    Thank you for your reply.
    Not only, but also about this: If a have a picture of a 'plate', can I say with no change in meaning?
    a) This is a plate.
    b) This is a dish.

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    Re: I'm confused about these words: plate or dish.

    I tend to serve food from a dish and eat food from a plate. Some of these pieces of crockery can be used for both purposes; if I am eating from one, it's a plate; if I am serving from one, it's a dish.

    If you have a picture of one that could be either, then you can call it what you wish.

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