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See also: 菜肴

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ChineseEdit

dish (type of food); vegetables meat dishes
trad. (菜餚)
simp. (菜肴)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

菜餚

  1. vegetable and meat dishes

Usage notesEdit

There is no exact equivalent for English food in Chinese. The most generic term for food is 食物 (shíwù). Use 食品 (shípǐn) for food products, 菜餚菜肴 (càiyáo) for dishes of food, 美食 (měishí) when the taste of the food is emphasised and 吃的 (chīde) in colloquial contexts. For food as in cuisine, consider (cài) or 料理 (liàolǐ).