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In your culture, what’s the difference between breakfast, lunch, supper, and dinner?


At what time of the day is each meal taken?

 

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    Liz Elias (DzyMsLizzy) 3 years ago

    I love rice; but I also love variety. I would get so sick of rice 3 times a day that I would no longer like it. :(


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    ngureco 3 years ago

    Hello, the Examiner-1. There are very many hours between 5 P.M and the time you go to bed (11 P.M). It’s like you are forfeiting the dinner.


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    ngureco 3 years ago

    Thanks Ann1Az2. I am just curious to know if there are some regions of US where “dinner” refers to the noon meal and “supper” to refers the evening meal?


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    ngureco 3 years ago

    Hi DzyMsLizzy. According to your description, W/Coast including California has three meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner. People love to have a meal of snacks, such as cheese and crackers served at between 4 P.M. – 6 P.M.? What do you call it?


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    ngureco 3 years ago

    Thank you, Kathleen. Can we safely say that dinner in the South (of US?) is not an everyday meal but a heavy and a main meal taken on special days? All other days is traditionally three- meals-a-day of breakfast, lunch and supper.

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    ngureco 3 years ago

    Good. I get the impression you are from South America. And I believe that “supper”, in what you have described, is the mate with some sort of bread, biscuit, or pastry you take at about 5 or 6 pm.


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    ngureco 3 years ago

    Penny G, thank you for your observations. So, in Midwest USA, supper = dinner, and it’s a heavy meal?


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    The Examiner-1 3 years ago

    That sounds like what they tell you on one of those diets.

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    ngureco 3 years ago

    Hello, Erorantes. Thank you for your input. I believe the dinner you take at 5 pm is also being referred to as supper since there seems not to be any other meal after dinner.

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    ngureco 3 years ago

    Hi Shivani,

    So we can say, according to Indian traditions, supper is not interchangeable with dinner, and that dinner is the main and the last meal of the day.

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    ngureco 3 years ago

    Thanks Sheilamyers. So, we can safely say in Pennsylvania you have three meals in a day - that is: breakfast, lunch and dinner. It seems dinner is the same as supper?


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