# rounded tablespoonful

## English translation: normally the distinction is between "heaped" and "level"

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 13:47 Apr 8, 2005
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 English term or phrase: rounded tablespoonful TAKE 1 ROUNDED TABLESPOONFUL BY MOUTH IN 8 OUNCES OF WATER THREE TIMES A DAY Whether rounded tablespoonful is different from tablespoonful in terms of quantity? Or what does it mean?
 Sonu
 English translation:normally the distinction is between "heaped" and "level" Explanation:I suspect "rounded" must be the same as "heaped. A level tablespoon is when you fill only the bowl of the sppon and the surface is flat and flush with the edges of the spoon A heaped or rounded tablespoon is when the product rises above the height of the spoon and forms a round "bump" on top. A rounded tablespoon is therefore a larger quantity than a level tablespoon--------------------------------------------------Note added at 2005-04-08 13:51:25 (GMT)--------------------------------------------------SPOON
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4 +10normally the distinction is between "heaped" and "level"
 xxxCMJ_Trans
4 +6between level and heaped
 Armorel Young
3 +1it is more
 msherms
3a tablespoonful approximately
 Clauwolf

3 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +10
normally the distinction is between "heaped" and "level"

Explanation:
I suspect "rounded" must be the same as "heaped.

A level tablespoon is when you fill only the bowl of the sppon and the surface is flat and flush with the edges of the spoon

A heaped or rounded tablespoon is when the product rises above the height of the spoon and forms a round "bump" on top.

A rounded tablespoon is therefore a larger quantity than a level tablespoon

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Note added at 2005-04-08 13:51:25 (GMT)
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SPOON

 xxxCMJ_TransLocal time: 04:01Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 48
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agree  Ian Burley: Excellent explanation
 0 min
-> thank you kind sir

agree
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agree
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agree  Amy Williams: Yes to your description of "rounded", but I don't think heaped and rounded are the same. Heaped is "can't hold any more" - mountain-shaped (!) almost - and rounded has the nice "bump" on top. That's how I see it, anyway. :)
 15 mins

agree
 16 mins

agree
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agree  Madeleine MacRae Klintebo: What methods are available to decide whether a spoon is 'rounded' or 'heaped'? Cooking is not an exact science.
 28 mins

agree  Can Altinbay: With Ian here
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agree  María Teresa Taylor Oliver: I'm not quite sure whether your point or Armorel's is more correct [and I agree with Madeleine], but your explanation is excellent! I buy it! ;o)
 1 hr

agree
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4 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
it is more

Explanation:
A rounded tablespoonful is a bit more than a regular, levelled-off tablespoonful. There is a little bit of powder or whatever on the tablespoon that looks like a hill

 mshermsLocal time: 04:01Native speaker of: English

agree
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-> thanks

neutral  Madeleine MacRae Klintebo: see above
 28 mins
-> What I wrote does not contradict what is written above

7 mins   confidence:
a tablespoonful approximately

Explanation:
:)
1 tablespoon = 1/2 fl oz = 16 ml (Can usually be rounded to 15 ml) 1 teaspoon =
1/3 tablespoon = 5 ml. Top of page. American Can Sizes ...
www.wwrecipes.com/convert.htm - 75k - Em cache - Páginas Semelhantes

 ClauwolfLocal time: 00:01Native speaker of: PortuguesePRO pts in category: 32

12 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +6
between level and heaped

Explanation:
A level tablespoon is "flat" across the top, level with the edge of the spoon.

A heaped tablespoon is piled quite high - if you put a spoon in e.g. a packet of flour and bring it out without shaking any off, that is "heaped".

A rounded tablespoon is between the two - it is a heaped spoonful that is gently shaken until the surface is just nicely rounded, with almost as much above the bowl of the spoon as in it.

As any cook knows :-)

 Armorel YoungLocal time: 03:01Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 48

agree  Amy Williams: yes - heaped and rounded are not the same thing.
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agree  RHELLER: right :-)
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agree  swisstell: good explanation
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neutral  Madeleine MacRae Klintebo: see above
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agree
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agree
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agree  María Teresa Taylor Oliver: See my note to CMJ :o)
 1 hr

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