The best answar I bet "Dish: apart from the container, it's the recipe, the actual food prepared, the portion served. Food: is anything we eat to live, what we eat every day and so on. Meal: is one of the three periods of the day when we stop working or doing somethng else and, hopefully sit down, to eat. So the three normal meals are: breakfast, lunch adnd dinner. You may have snacks between meals of course. :))" http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101024033643AAYFRr2 So the meal can be lunch, but you eat french chicken as the meal and after that the waiter take your dish.
Food in English is what you eat for the meal. "We're having a simple meal of soup and salad." "Thank you for a delicious meal." "I am very hungry. I didn't have time for a proper meal." "What's the food at that restaurant like?" 'Some of the food in the fridge has gone bad." "I must buy more food. We don't have enough for dinner."
Perhaps. (link) "Pasta" is "pasta" in both languages. Think of "antipasto", (link), which is an appetizer. The word comes from "ante-" (link), which means "before", and "pasto", which (as we've learned here) means "meal".
(Just don't confuse "antipasto" with "anti-pasta" -- If pasta and anti-pasta were to mix, the resulting explosion would annihilate the world! [Just kidding!])
"Repast" come from to French repas from Old French past( with influence of "re-paitre"=feed) from Latin pastus>pàscor instead pàstcor=mi pasco, I eat (verb pàscere ciò di cui l'animale si pasce (this of which an animal feeds him) more concretly the lunch and the dinner.
"Antipasto"= prima del pasto before the meal =appetizer.
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