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    cutlet

    Are there any differences between these things? I'm guessing that, in the right context, they can all mean the same but I'm not quite sure.

    cutlet
    schnitzel
    escalope/escallop/scallop
    scrap
    shred
    chip/chipping

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    Re: cutlet

    The first three are, I think, the same.

    The second three have, as far as I know, nothing to do with cuts of meat.

    (Not a chef)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 13-May-2017 at 18:45.

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    #3

    Re: cutlet

    There are significant differences between each word you have provided. I cannot think of any instance where 'they can all mean the same'.
    Some of your posted words can only be used as a noun while others can be verbs. In this case, one size does not fit all.

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    Re: cutlet

    I have never used "scallop" to mean a cut of meat. To me, scallop is seafood.

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    #5

    Re: cutlet

    This seems to be another proof that you should not rely on online dictionaries. Dict.cc says (http://www.dict.cc/?s=schnitzel) that all these terms mean the same ("Schnitzel" in German) but according to your replies, that's not the case. It's not the first time that they completely fail. Shame on the authors of this dictionary. I hope that they will be punished hard someday. Millions of users rely on them but they often misguide us. Very disappointing.

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    Re: cutlet

    The dictionary you linked to says that all those words can be translations for the German Schnitzel. The words marked "gastr." are cuisine-related and are, I think, possible translations. The others may all be possible translations without being synonyms.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The others may all be possible translations without being synonyms.
    They are all possible translations.of the word 'Schnitzel'. I assumed that Airbus was asking about the names of cuts of meat, not translations of a German word.

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    Re: cutlet

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    I have never used "scallop" to mean a cut of meat. To me, scallop is seafood.
    escalope: A thin boneless slice of meat:chicken escalope.Also called scallop.
    https://www.ahdictionary.com/word/search.html?id=E5212500

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