Peter:'The food looks good, doesn't it?'
Juan:'Yes, it does. But I don't have, what do you call it, the metal thing to cut my food with.'
Peter:'Do you mean a knife?'
Juan:'A knife, that's what you call it. So, what do you call the other metal things that you eat with?'
Peter:'Well, the metal thing you use with a knife to pick food up with is called a fork.'
Juan:'And I know that the metal thing which is circular and used to eat liquid food (like soup) is called a spoon.'
Peter:'That's right. But there are different size spoons and they have different names. Do you know the name of the small spoon, which you often use with tea or coffee?'
Juan:'A drink spoon?'
Peter:'Close, but it's called a teaspoon. And the bigger spoon which you use to eat soup or other things with, is called a dessert spoon.'
Juan:'What's the name for all the metal or wooden things (like knives, forks and spoons) that you use to eat food with? I know you have a name for them in English.'
Peter:'We do. We call them cutlery. So knives are a type of cutlery and so are forks.'
Juan:'But not everybody uses knives or forks to eat food with. In China and Japan, they use two sticks to eat their food with. What are they called?'
Peter:'In English, we call these two sticks to eat food with chopsticks.'
Peter:'So now you know the English names for the things we eat food with, I'll tell you the names of the things we eat food from.'
Juan:'I know one. You call the round object which is flat that you eat food from a plate.'
Peter:'That's right. But you have different sizes of these. We normally just call the big one (that you eat your main course of a meal fom), just a plate. But what do call the one which looks like it, but is smaller?'
Juan:'A small plate?'
Peter:'Some people do say that, but it is more normal to call it a side plate.'
Juan:'And what's the name of the thing you eat soup from? It has the shape of a half circle. Is it called a soup plate?'
Peter:'No, it isn't. We call the type of thing that you eat soup from, a bowl.'