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    #1

    Is native good adjective for dishes like crockeries?

    Do we say in English native crockeries.
    I mean those dishes made in the country I live.

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    Re: Is native good adjective for dishes like crockeries?

    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    Do we say in English native crockeries.
    I mean those dishes made in the country I live.
    No. We might say "British made crockery", note that "crockery" is uncountable.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 15-Sep-2012 at 18:59.

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    #3

    Re: Is native good adjective for dishes like crockeries?

    I have a feeling that the OP may have used - and over-interpreted - a thesaurus; s/he may have been talking about native cookery ('dishes').

    b

    PS Hmm... maybe not.

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    Re: Is native good adjective for dishes like crockeries?

    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    Do we say in English native crockeries.
    I mean those dishes made in the country I live.
    Do you mean food or the plates, etc, it is served on?

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    #5

    Re: Is native good adjective for dishes like crockeries?

    I definitely think there is a misunderstanding here with the two meanings of "dishes".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Is native good adjective for dishes like crockeries?

    I mean plates. e.g plates designed by Iranian (as I'm doing research on Iranian culture)not the chinese one.
    I need to a good adjective to express this feeling.

    Sorry for confusing you.

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    #7

    Re: Is native good adjective for dishes like crockeries?

    I can only think of locally-made.

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    Re: Is native good adjective for dishes like crockeries?

    I would use Iranian.

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    #9

    Re: Is native good adjective for dishes like crockeries?

    How about "indigenous"?

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    #10

    Re: Is native good adjective for dishes like crockeries?

    I thought of indigenous earlier, but it would be a bit of a stretch.

    None of these dictionaries support the use of the adjective for artefacts — just people, plants and animals.

    Rover

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