In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in evening)cena femininecomida feminine Latin Americato eat / have dinner — cenar
- to sit down to dinner — sentarse a cenar
- who's cooking (the) dinner tonight? — ¿quién hace hoy la cena?
- they've asked us to dinner — nos han invitado a cenar (a su casa)
- to go out to dinner — salir a cenar fuera
- before noun dinner guest — invitado a cenar
- dinner plate — (grande) plato plano
- Bacon had to carry on with the reception and dinners in his honour.
- We've just finished dinner at an Indian restaurant on Pico, not far from my apartment.
- The holidays bring with them thoughts of carving and serving delicious turkey dinners to your family and friends.
- She made certain she had the room key and headed for the main building where she could have a late dinner.
- Kaylee's mother has organised a fund-raising gala dinner at the end of the month for the organ donor campaign.
- Going out to dinner with friends is fine; everyone needs a study break.
- Over 100 people attended its celebratory dinner held on Thursday.
- The dining hall is usually reserved for the weekly formal dinners and breakfast buffets.
- Fashion people love to celebrate though, so we often have to go to these dinners or events.
- The new branch will be holding a range of social events including a special dinner.
- They have many wine-lectures, gala dinners, special events and occasional offers.
- The function is the annual fundraising gala dinner and dance that took off with great success last year.
- A delicious dinner was served along the poolside and games were played after that.
- One day after receiving her pay, Chen went for dinner with her friends.
- They do fund-raising dinners, put their names to all sorts of events and this month have done a couple of books.
- I was a bit stuck for what to get for dinner on Monday night.
- The idea of holding a series of dinners, similar to the first event, was agreed upon.
- The research also puts beyond doubt the notion that the sit-down family Sunday dinner is dying out.
- In other words, he was responsible for formal receptions - known as levees - and dinners.
- On Monday April 2, Amor Restaurant held its 7th anniversary charity dinner, which was a roaring success.
- After a formal dinner including haggis the mayor talked about his hopes for the town.
- They receive subsidised breakfast, lunch and dinners if they have to work late.
- The magnificent surroundings of Ripon Cathedral will form the backdrop to a black-tie gourmet dinner in September for 220 guests.
- I was going to meet Jimmy for dinner on his last night in town.
- A candlelit dinner at the beachfront restaurant is sure to provide the perfect end to the day.
- But Grace looked like a goddess for Judy's engagement dinner on Friday night.
- The zucchini is starting to produce and summer salads are a staple of evening dinners.
- Or the bathtub wasn't cleaned, dinner not ready by the time he got home.
- Our team provides the best quality food to all sizes of events, from corporate dinners to weddings.
- Some conferences have scheduled social events or dinners one of the nights of the conference.
- At dinners given by Napoleon III the most honoured guests had aluminium cutlery; the others got gold or silver.
- "Dad, I think we should invite him over for dinner sometime soon.
- She met country women who could cope with high society dinners and also help on the farm and feed shearers.
- You celebrate cozy dinners and candlelight evenings with family and loved ones.
- "You need to come over for dinner sometime, " she assured him.
- Your mum would have a nice dinner cooked for you.
- This includes luxury coach, motel accommodation, three breakfasts and dinners plus one lunch.
- When Mason goes out, he treats his friends to a steak dinner at an attractive restaurant.
- I have plans to go into central London tomorrow evening for dinner with friends.
- He was speaking at a fundraising dinner dance for the Dominican Convent school for girls at Savoy Hotel in Ndola.
2(formal)cena (de gala) feminine
3(at midday)almuerzo masculinecomida feminine Mexico Spainto eat / have dinner — almorzar
- Sunday/Christmas dinner — la comida del domingo/de Navidad
- my children have school dinners — mis hijos se quedan a comer en el colegio
- I hate school dinners — odio la comida del colegio
- before noun dinner hour — hora de la comida
- dinner money — dinero para la comida
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