Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Meal"

The meaning of "Meal" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa We had meals delivered to the lounge.?
A: It just means that they had take out delivered to an area designed for people to rest in. For example, the break room of an office building can sometimes be called a lounge.

I had fried chicken delivered to the lounge at work.

Hope that helps.
Q: O que significa I put meals down as business expenses.?
A: He can submit his bills to the company, and he will be compensated.
Q: O que significa filling meal?
A: A meal or food you have eaten that has left you feeling satisfied, full up, no longer hungry. Your belly feels full of food. A satisfying meal.

The roast dinner mum cooked yesterday was a really filling meal.
Q: O que significa sit-down meals?
A: dining is just a gerund form of the verb dine or to eat. It can be classified into 2 types casual dining and fine dining. casual dining is when you go to buffets and fastfoods while fine dining usually happen in expensive restaurant with full course meals and a server
Q: O que significa don't fill up. we will have a big meal?
A: When you "fill up" you eat a lot until you're not hungry anymore. Think of it like filling up your stomach with food. When you eat too much, you feel "full." Think of it like your stomach is full of food.

A: Don't fill up on cookies! We're eating dinner soon!
B: Don't worry, these cookies won't fill me up. I'll still be hungry.

A: That was a big meal.
B: Yeah, I'm full.

Example sentences using "Meal"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com meal, food.
A: "This food is delicious" "This is a wonderful meal"
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com meal.
A: I ate three meals yesterday.

Breakfast is the most important meal.

Fries aren't a meal.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com meal.
A: "Would you like a side to go with your meal?"

"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day."

"A light meal is good if you are on a diet."
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com if some says "This is the best meal I had in China", what should I say? good or nice seems too simple..
A: "Thank you, I'm glad to hear" if you made it
"I really like this place also" is a possible response, if at a restaurant
"If you liked this, you might also like ____" to suggest other food or restaurants.

Synonyms of "Meal" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre meal e food ?
A: Meal es una comida del dia, como cena, desayuno, almuerzo, Food es COMIDA de cualquier tipo
Q: Qual é a diferença entre meal e cuisine ?
A: A meal is a selection of food you have for breakfast/lunch/dinner. Cuisine is the type of dish it is, usually the country it is from.

E.g lunch meal: sandwich and juice

Japanese cuisine: sushi
Q: Qual é a diferença entre Immediately after meal e shortly after meal ?
A: Immediately - right after
Shortly - a few minutes after.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre regular meals e meals on the regular basis ?
A: Regular meals are meals that are deemed as regular by the person observing. So this could be sandwiches, roasted meats, fruits, and so on. Whatever they eat or see people around them eating.

Meals on the regular basis are meals that are given consistently throughout time. So let's say you eat 3 meals a day. Eating everyday and 3 times a day would be your regular basis.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre a meal e meal ?
A: "A meal" uses the indefinite article so it could be referring to any generic meal at any time. It's invariable.
"You ate a meal" could imply a meal 30 years ago without context.

"Meal" is just a noun. Without the definite or indefinite article I feel that its usage is restricted. You wouldn't say "you ate meal". I think it's very uncommon for it to be by itself in a sentence and it needs modification like "your meal", or with the definite and indefinite articles. If you used an adjective, you would still need an article:
"An interesting meal" or "a boring meal".

In the end both "a meal" and "meal" are the same noun and mean the same thing, it's just that one of them has attached to it an indefinite and one of them is a generic noun that needs help to be in a sentence. Think of the second one as its dictionary form.

Translations of "Meal"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? If I want to pay a meal for both of you,how can I say?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? did you have a meal
A: "Have you had a meal?" would be the most natural way
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? is it "get a meal" or "have a meal"?
A: Say get a meal when you want a meal. Eg: Can I get a free meal?
Say have a meal when you are in an occassion to eat. Eg. We can have a meal together later.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? the meal I cooked was completely bad taste.
A: The meal that I cooked was terrible bad awful
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 検査食(meal that patient eat before test or examination )
A: There's no word for it in English (US) and we're usually advised to not eat before any examinations so it might be a difference in culture...

Other questions about "Meal"

Q: I was able to eat normal meals today. It's three days passed by removing my wisdom tooth. Only when I yawn, I feel pain on my chin. Oh! Of course I've taken painkillers since the surgery, haha. (*^^*) soa natural?
A: "I was able to eat normal meals today" - perfect.

"It's three days passed by removing my wisdom tooth"
better is "It's been three days since I've had my wisdom teeth removed" or "It's been three days since they removed my wisdom teeth."

"Only when I yawn, I feel pain on my chin."
better is "I only feel pain (in my chin) when I yawn." or "It only hurts when I yawn."

"Of course I've taken painkillers since the surgery." - perfect
Q: I heard that having meal without animal protein would help you get rid of hey fever. So I try to be veggie. soa natural?
A: I heard that having a meal without animal protein would help get rid of *hay* fever. So I tried being a vegetarian. <-- past tense.

You can say "I will try to be a vegetarian" as well.... "veggie" is sort of strange lol. its slang for "vegetable".
Q: my favorite meal is lasagna. soa natural?
A: "My favorite food is lasagna" is much more natural/common
Q: Did you enjoy your meal?
Did you enjoyed your meal?


What is correct sentence? :)
A: The first one.
Q: The meal is finished. It's time to get rolling. Let's watch a movie at home. On the way home, I know a place where we can buy some DVDs. soa natural?
A: It sounds good, but is a little choppy. Also, I would say that we finished our meal, not the meal is finished. Try:
We finished the meal, so it's time to get rolling. Let's watch a movie at home-I know a place where we can buy some DVDs on the way home.

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