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What do people in China call their good plates?

Asked by icehky06 (896points) May 28th, 2009
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Kayak8's avatar

Not clear what you mean? Do you mean the Chinese word for good dishes (as in dinnerware)?

icehky06's avatar

Yes exactly

jrpowell's avatar

China is actually a type of dish. Not the nice dishes.

eponymoushipster's avatar

Nothing. we all know they eat out of cool little white paper boxes.

swtsally's avatar

um…just plates…

whatthefluther's avatar

fine china…wtf

augustlan's avatar

The America?

Darwin's avatar

Porcelain? The good dishes? 良好的菜?

Saturated_Brain's avatar

Good plates? I still don’t get it… Could you give an equivalent in English (I haven’t even heard of such a thing in English)?

And @Darwin, what you said was only “Very good meals”. I’m not sure that’s what icehky06 meant…

Darwin's avatar

I did my translation with Google so you know what that is worth.

augustlan's avatar

@Saturated_Brain In America, we call our fancy, special occasion dishes ‘china’.

Saturated_Brain's avatar

@augustlan Oh… As in… “Jimmy, get the china out! The guests are coming in an hour!”

Haha… In that case, I still have no idea whether people in China have a specific name for that. My relatives in China just use normal bowls and plates. Just a lot more of them.

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