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    #1

    breaking nuts?

    What do you call the attached pictures, please?
    They are two different types. What is the name of each?
    By the way, in our language, the literal translation of the verb we use for eating these nuts is "break". What verb is used in English?
    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: breaking nuts?

    Those in the first picture are sunflower seeds. The second picture is of fried/roasted almonds, as far as I can see.

    Not sure about the verb used, either.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: breaking nuts?

    Thanks, but they aren't fried/roasted almonds. They're watermelon seeds. But are they called "watermelon seeds" just as the other one is called "sunflower seeds"?
    And please, if you can, help with the verb.

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    Re: breaking nuts?

    But are they called "watermelon seeds" just as the others are called "sunflower seeds"?
    Yes, they are.

    There is no single verb specifically meaning 'remove from the plant or fruit and prepare for consumption'.

    If they'd been peas or beans removed from their pods they would have been podded or shelled (from the verbs 'to pod' and 'to shell').

    Nuts are cracked with nutcrackers and removed from their shells.
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    Re: breaking nuts?

    Thanks.
    But, here people put them in between their upper and lower teeth, crack them and bring the nut/seed out of its shell with the help of their tongue and then chew and eat them. The shells are thrown away.
    You mean it's not like this over there?! Are they already prepared and processed? Don't people crack them with their teeth?

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    #6

    Re: breaking nuts?

    People eat sunflower seeds the same way here.

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    Re: breaking nuts?

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Thanks, but they aren't fried/roasted almonds. They're watermelon seeds.
    I'm sorry about that, I did not recognize them, as they are not eaten at all over here.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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