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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).

DISHES
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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