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British English Words: Tea

Post by SteelInferno on Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:54 am

Tea in British English can have a different meaning than the tea used to describe a drink. In fact, tea can be used to describe the meal usually known as dinner in other countries.

This unusual usage of the word tea comes from the lower-middle-class and working-class people, especially from the North of England and Scotland, traditionally call their midday meal dinner and their evening meal (served around 6 pm) tea. This term is now broadly used all around Great Britain even though the word dinner as in evening meal is still used too.

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Em Inglês Britânico, a palavra tea pode descrever mais do que uma bebida (tea=chá). Na verdade, tea usa-se para descrever a refeição mais conhecida como jantar (=dinner) noutros países.

Este uso estranho da palavra Tea tem as suas origens na classe média-baixa e trabalhadora, especialmente do Norte de Inglaterra e da Escócia. Tradicionalmente, chamam dinner (=jantar) à sua refeição a meio do dia e à refeição do final tarde (6 horas) chamam tea. Este termo é agora usado por toda a Grã-Bretanha, ainda que a palavra dinner (=jantar) também seja usada para descrever a refeição da noite.

Source/Fonte: Wikipedia

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