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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
Learn English in February

DISH - let's learn to use this word

takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,966 ✭✭✭✭
Adjectives that are commonly used with the word DISH
I got this list from an online collocations dictionary.

deep, flat, shallow, empty
baking, cooking, roasting, serving
fireproof, heatproof, ovenproof
china, glass, metal, silver
casserole, gratin, pie, souffle, soup
butter, food, soap, vegetable

wash the dishes, do the dishes
put away the dishes

What kind of dishes do you have?
Do you like to do the dishes?


  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,872 ✭✭✭✭
    Someone can look dishy if they are handsome @takafromtokyo. Then they might be referred to as a dish.
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,966 ✭✭✭✭
    Someone good looking is referred to as dishy? I didn’t know that. That’s interesting. I need to search for examples on the internet.
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  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,872 ✭✭✭✭
    It's colloquial but quite commonly used by girls if they seen someone they fancy @takafromtokyo.
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,966 ✭✭✭✭
    Oh, the term is commonly used by girls..
    Then I may not have a chance to use it myself.

    I went to online dictionary, and it said dishy can also mean something is loaded with gossips? Do people use it in this meaning too?
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,872 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm not sure about dishy being associated with gossip. Though I suppose girls referring to a guy as dishy could be seen to be gossiping about his good looks @takafromtokyo.
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,966 ✭✭✭✭
    I see.

    Thanks for bringing me back to this thread. I need to recall different ways this word is used from time to time to master this word!

    A dish is a flat container with low sides used to serve food in. Food is served in a dish.

    By the way, a plate is a kind of dish, which is more flat than a dish, am I right?
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 41,872 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm about to go to look for a plate of chowmein @takafromtokyo. Plate can be used in a similar way as dish.
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