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    what is for dinner?

    Как сказать по-русски "What is for dinner?"

    Заранее спасибо.
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    Что на обед?
    Я так думаю.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    Что на обед?
    Anticipating Kwatts' reply:
    "But I thought обед was lunch"
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    what's dinner then?
    Я так думаю.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    what's dinner then?
    Ужин

    But it depends on when you eat and how much.

    It used to be that people had their biggest meal at lunch, then something lighter in the evening.

    Nowadays, it is something light at lunch, and a big meal in the evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leof
    what's dinner then?
    Ужин.
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    Beef: it's what's for dinner.
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Beef: it's what's for dinner.
    That's too specific for Russia. Try

    What's for dinner?
    -Meat.
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    Here in the good old USA, TRADITIONALLY, "supper" is the eveing meal and "dinner" is the midday meal. At least that is still the way country people figure it. Beware Rusians: If you ask a city slicker, you will get confusing answers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Here in the good old USA, TRADITIONALLY, "supper" is the eveing meal and "dinner" is the midday meal. At least that is still the way country figure it. Beware Rusians: If you ask a city slicker, you will get confusing answers.
    Here in the midwest, only old people call lunch dinner and dinner supper. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Here in the good old USA, TRADITIONALLY, "supper" is the eveing meal and "dinner" is the midday meal. At least that is still the way country figure it. Beware Rusians: If you ask a city slicker, you will get confusing answers.
    Here in the midwest, only old people call lunch dinner and dinner supper. :P
    Looks like that tradition died before it hit Canada... I've never heard anyone say that up here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by love.angel
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Here in the good old USA, TRADITIONALLY, "supper" is the eveing meal and "dinner" is the midday meal. At least that is still the way country figure it. Beware Rusians: If you ask a city slicker, you will get confusing answers.
    Here in the midwest, only old people call lunch dinner and dinner supper. :P
    Looks like that tradition died before it hit Canada... I've never heard anyone say that up here.
    Yes, in England, we used to call the evening meal supper, or tea, and in the North of the country people still call dinner, tea.

    My mum is from the north, and always shouts "Your tea's ready!"

    But they teach us:

    (to have) Lunch - обед(ать)
    (to have) Dinner - ужин(ать)
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    Quote Originally Posted by love.angel
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Here in the good old USA, TRADITIONALLY, "supper" is the eveing meal and "dinner" is the midday meal. At least that is still the way country figure it. Beware Rusians: If you ask a city slicker, you will get confusing answers.
    Here in the midwest, only old people call lunch dinner and dinner supper. :P
    Looks like that tradition died before it hit Canada... I've never heard anyone say that up here.
    You mean before the 1960s they didn't speak English in Canada?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Most things died before they hit Canada. You mean before the 1960s they didn't speak English in Canada?
    Very funny.

    I've never heard anyone call lunch, "dinner".

    Not right now, in the 21st century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by love.angel
    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Most things died before they hit Canada. You mean before the 1960s they didn't speak English in Canada?
    Very funny.

    I've never heard anyone call lunch, "dinner".

    Not right now, in the 21st century.
    He didn't say they still say it.

    On Christmas day we have a Christmas dinner, but at about 1 o'clock. Dinner doesn't really mean "evening meal" in English, it means main meal, whether it be at noon, 4pm or 10pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    On Christmas day we have a Christmas dinner, but at about 1 o'clock. Dinner doesn't really mean "evening meal" in English, it means main meal, whether it be at noon, 4pm or 10pm.
    You have a good point.
    However, despite their historical equivalences, the English language between Canada (or more specifically, Ontario) and Britain seems to be different. Dinner means main meal literally, but nobody here uses it like that. Anyone eating at 1pm calls their meal "lunch".

    I guess this poses a problem for someone whose first language is not English. You will have to learn the vocabulary for the country that you are living in! (which may very well be different from others)

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    Breakfast
    Morning tea
    Lunch
    Afternoon tea
    Dinner/tea
    Supper

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    Personally, i call it dinner any time i have food..............but to clear things up try this;-
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinner
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    That was a thing really frustrating me. First I learned English at school, and our Russian teacher told us to memorize: "завтрак=breakfast, обед=dinner, ужин=supper", all the standard school textbooks edited in Russia were saying the same thing... And we knew that well.

    Imagine my disappointment, when I first time found out that it's not the case.

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    "завтрак=breakfast, обед=dinner, ужин=supper",
    а полдник как?

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