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什么什么为主,什么什么为辅怎么翻 [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-8-9 20:24:24 |Display all floors
staple diet, 是不是有点咬字? the main food is rice不很好吗?

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Post time 2007-8-10 16:35:12 |Display all floors
菜到底怎么说啊?这个还没有满意的答案。我也想知道!

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Post time 2007-8-10 22:12:54 |Display all floors
meat and vegetables are side dishes

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Post time 2007-8-11 00:08:16 |Display all floors
Re #9 -- What is 菜?
Originally posted by rainbow at 2007-8-10 04:35 AM
菜到底怎么说啊?这个还没有满意的答案。我也想知道!

The problem here is we are not sure what the word means in this sentence.  "菜" could be vegetables, or dishes of anything that you eat with rice.  But translating it with either one of these meanings at the exclusion of the other doesn't sound right.

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Post time 2007-8-11 09:15:54 |Display all floors
the main food is rice in chinese meal. and meat and vegetables are side dishes

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Post time 2007-8-11 11:20:20 |Display all floors
Originally posted by jl2315 at 2007-8-11 00:08
Re #9 -- What is 菜?

The problem here is we are not sure what the word means in this sentence.  "菜" could be vegetables, or dishes of anything that you eat with rice.  But translating ...


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Post time 2007-8-14 01:27:39 |Display all floors

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Originally posted by changtsile at 2007-8-8 21:53
中国人饮食以米饭为主,菜为辅


Rice is the main food for Chinese, and dishes come the second.

Dish, according to 金山词霸:
A particular variety or preparation of food:
菜肴,食品:一种特殊的食品种类或配料:
Chowder is a good dish for a cold winter evening.
羹汤是寒冷的冬天晚餐时的美味佳肴

So dish is also a kind of food,but the secondary; it includes not only vegetables.

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