The term "steak" is used for beef, not pork. Pork chop and beef steak are cuts from the same area, but different animals.
Is it just me or isn't it a bit unnatural without the indefinite article. I've never heard "The man eats __ pork steak"
Without the article, it's a statement of general habit. Perfectly natural.
Well, I hear stuff like "he eats steak" or "I'd rather be eating steak" all the time, so it's not weird to me. I've never heard of a pork steak, though (is it the same as a pork chop?), so that's weirding me right out.
No, in Romanian "friptura" without the article is very commonly used, at least orally
I wish I knew. I have never heard the phrase "pork steak". I have heard of "beef steak" (or simply "steak" meaning "beef steak") and I have heard of "pork chop", "lamb chop" and "veal cutlet". Interesting that we use different words for much the same cut of meat depending on the animal it comes from.
Audio on this one is very misleading. When i listen in normal speed I hear "O friptură" but when I listen in slow speed there is no "o". Why is that?