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Emily
what is the different between supper and dinner? I always use "dinner" as meal eat on night, but today i found the word of "supper", what is the difference between these two words? can i say eat supper in daily life?
Jun 14, 2013 5:57 AM
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They refer to the same meal, but 'supper' is more formal than 'dinner'.
June 14, 2013
It depends which English speaking country you come from. In Australia we say dinner or tea. We don't use the word supper.
June 14, 2013
no need for the word supper in your language learning in my opinion
June 14, 2013
When I was a little girl I would spend my summers on my grandparent's farm in Arkansas. Each day we would eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and then supper. "supper - Any light evening meal, especially one taken late in the evening: an after-the-theater supper." Supper was usually a tomato sandwich and some blackberries or something similar. I don't know if this is a southern expression or use of the word. For most Americans supper and dinner mean the same thing. However, Americans rarely use the word, "supper."
June 14, 2013
Emily
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English