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    Smile I like plain rice with my meal.

    Person A: I like plain rice with my meal.
    Person B: I don't put sauce on mine either.



    What does the line in bold mean, especially with my meal? Thanks.


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    Re: I like plain rice with my meal.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Person A: I like plain rice with my meal.
    Person B: I don't put sauce on mine either.

    What does the line in bold mean, especially with my meal? Thanks.
    Sometimes an asian meal includes rice, sometimes it is a side dish.

    Person A is just saying that when they eat a meal (there is no context but this is probably in a restaurant) they will order rice. But it must be plain steamed rice...not fried rice or rice with a sauce on it.

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    Re: I like plain rice with my meal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    Sometimes an asian meal includes rice, sometimes it is a side dish.

    Person A is just saying that when they eat a meal (there is no context but this is probably in a restaurant) they will order rice. But it must be plain steamed rice...not fried rice or rice with a sauce on it.
    Thanks, Naamplao, for the helpful reply.
    But I still don't understand "with my meal." Does it mean "along with my meal" or "accompanied with my meal" or something else?


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    Re: I like plain rice with my meal.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Naamplao, for the helpful reply.
    But I still don't understand "with my meal." Does it mean "along with my meal" or "accompanied with my meal" or something else?
    "With my meal" = "along with my meal" = "served with my meal".

    They don't eat the rice by itself or alone. They eat it at the same time as they eat the rest of the meal. They eat the rice with the meal.

    It is similar to saying....

    I have a drink of wine with my meal.
    I walk to the park with my friend.

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