[Vocabulary] dishes in restaurant

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1. How many courses does a formal meal, like dinner, have when you are in a high-class restaurant?
2. If it has 3 courses, what is it called? 'A 3-dish meal' or 'a 3-course meal' or something else?
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I would say that formal dinners can have an unlimited number of courses. In France, at a traditional New Year's Eve banquet, there are up to 13 courses.
However, a standard full meal in the UK would be a three-course meal (starter, main course, dessert).
 

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I would say that formal dinners can have an unlimited number of courses. In France, at a traditional New Year's Eve banquet, there are up to 13 courses.
However, a standard full meal in the UK would be a three-course meal (starter, main course, dessert).
Thanks, so do you know what the other courses are called? I would be grateful if you told me them respectively.
 

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In the USA, a three-course meal consists of an appetizer, entrée and dessert.

Other courses can be called hors d'oeuvres, soup, fish, cheese and sorbet.

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