How do you use 식사, 음식, and 밥? I've heard the following interpretations for two of these words: 밥 = any daily meal, literally rice 음식 = general food and beverage, cuisine, dish (not a literal plate, but a meal like in the English sentence "This was a delicious dish.") I've not heard a general interpretation other than "food" for 식사. Would you provide some examples of how to properly use all of these?
Oct 23, 2019 4:33 AM
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식사 means the action of having a meal (and more rarely for the food itself). It is a more formal word than 밥 but is still widely used in daily life, usually used as a noun and as 식사하다 (have a meal, dine) when used as a verb. Note that 식사를 먹다 is not used. Because 사 means doing something, it doesn't sound right with 먹다. 밥 can mean both the meal itself (usually the traditional bowl of rice) or having a meal. 밥(을) 먹다 corresponds to 식사하다. 밥(을) 하다 means making a meal, not dining. 음식 corresponds to "food" in English. it can mean any kind of food, and is more general and not used much for a daily meal. For example, we never say 음식 먹으러 갑시다. "Let's go have something to eat" would always be 밥 먹으러 갑시다, 아침/점심/저녁 먹으러 갑시다, or 식사하러 갑시다.
October 24, 2019
식사 means 'eating work' literally and it was originated from Japanese. So I don't like that word. But Korean people use that word many times. ex) 식사 하셨습니까?(Have you had meals?) I like the followings more. 아침 드셨어요?(Have you had breakfast?) 점심 드셨어요?(lunch) 저녁 드셨어요?(dinner)
October 24, 2019
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