I wouldn't normally consider a pot or a plate a "dish," but in the context of "doing dishes" (which is by far the predominant general context in which I use this word with this general meaning) I certainly would.
Do you have an even stronger point in mind?
Categorization in this area differs dramatically by dialect. Pots and plates are not (I actually did a social media survey on this at one point) utensils in American English. (I did the survey basically to verify I hadn't just utterly missed something my whole life when I was flabbergasted to learn that such things are utensils in British English.)
I think I basically agree with Merriam-Webster and Oxford about both what "a dish" is and what sorts of things qualify as "dishes" (and that these categories are not the same).
- a more or less concave vessel from which food is served (MW)
- A shallow, flat-bottomed container for cooking or serving food. (Oxford)
dishes / the dishes:
- all the things (such as plates, utensils, glasses, and pots) that are used to prepare, serve, or eat a meal (MW)
- All the items that have been used in the preparation, serving, and eating of a meal. (Oxford)
It is a matter of dialect. In the UK we may put plates and pots into a dishwasher. In Yorkshire people refer to washing plates and other utensils as "washing the pots". In London they would usually say "washing the dishes". Collectively these things can also be referred to as utensils or vessels.
Yes, there's definitely a dialect difference as to what counts as a "utensil" (in the U.S. plates and pots do not). The specific issue I was asking about here was the absence of the "s" on "plates." grayc_a wrote "plate and pots are," which I suspect was a typo (one that would probably result in a translation being legitimately marked wrong), but which could conceivably be something people say somewhere.
Sahani in the beginning with pics but throughout the rest of the lesson, sahabi is plate and vyombo is dishes ????
Reported: The answer should be changed to "Plates and pots are utensils" and "Plates and pans are utensils" should also be accepted. Vyombo is utensils, and just to differentiate that we're talking here about the metallic pot (sufuria) and not the clay pot (nyungu) I used Pans.