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English translation: Tavern = bar = pub = restaurant = etc.

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03:59 Mar 21, 2000
English to English translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: tavern
does it mean an old typical place to eat and drink traditional things(as in portuguese) or could it also mean a restaurant or a bar?
leoa
English translation:Tavern = bar = pub = restaurant = etc.
Explanation:
A tavern can be used to mean any of the above; it has to be compared contextually with the rest of your information. For the most part (having lived in both England and America), I would have to state that a tavern is an establishment one would frequent for the purpose of sharing a laugh and a drink with friends, as well as a light meal. I would bring the kids to a pub; I would not bring the kids to a tavern. In order of "family friendliness," I would rate the four terms as follows:

Restaurant - primarily visited for a meal; usually easy to order a beer as well (although not always spirits)
Pub - primarily visited for a quick sit-down meal, with a guarantee that the proprietors serve beer and, most likely, spirits
Tavern - A watering hole that offers a cold sandwich or bowl of stew, at best, and only as an afterthought
Bar - Liquor and, oh by the way, peanuts

Hope this wasn't too confusing!
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Tavern = bar = pub = restaurant = etc.


Explanation:
A tavern can be used to mean any of the above; it has to be compared contextually with the rest of your information. For the most part (having lived in both England and America), I would have to state that a tavern is an establishment one would frequent for the purpose of sharing a laugh and a drink with friends, as well as a light meal. I would bring the kids to a pub; I would not bring the kids to a tavern. In order of "family friendliness," I would rate the four terms as follows:

Restaurant - primarily visited for a meal; usually easy to order a beer as well (although not always spirits)
Pub - primarily visited for a quick sit-down meal, with a guarantee that the proprietors serve beer and, most likely, spirits
Tavern - A watering hole that offers a cold sandwich or bowl of stew, at best, and only as an afterthought
Bar - Liquor and, oh by the way, peanuts

Hope this wasn't too confusing!

Michael Estes
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