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    #1

    Sofre

    We, Iranian people spread a piece of square cloth, which is usually plastic or cotton..., on the carpet in our home and sit around it to eat our meals. I don't know what to call it in English. Can I call it a table cloth? But it's usually on the ground. So what should I call it?

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    #2

    Re: Sofre

    If it was outside, we would call it a picnic blanket. We don't eat on the floor inside, so I am not aware of any word for this. I would say you laid down a cloth or cover.

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    #3

    Re: Sofre

    If you go to the section entitled "Urbanism, Architecture and the Use of Space", it is called a dinner cloth.

    http://www.everyculture.com/Ge-It/Iran.html
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-Jul-2014 at 21:39.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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