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Dishes and silverware – setting the table

Learn the English vocabulary you need to talk about dishes and setting the table.

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Collectively, all the items listed below, except for the table and chair, are considered "dishes." If I say, "Help me with the dishes: I’ll wash and you dry," that means we will clean the plates, bowls, silverware, pots, and pans. However, dishes more specifically refers to those items that food is served on or in (plates and bowls).

table chair silverware
knife spoon fork

place setting place mat

napkin plate bowl
glass wine glass coffee cup
cup and saucer saucer steak knife

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