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Menu or Speisekarte

In food 2 there was a question we read the menu, which translated as das Menu (with an umlaut). Then there was a question - translate Menu, so I put menu, but this was wrong, the correct answer was die Speisekarte. There was no "discuss" available on this question. Is there a difference or are the words interchangeable or not? I looked at Google afterwards, which translates both German words as menu.

11/13/2017, 11:09:03 PM

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The correct translation for (English) "menu" (i.e. a list of dishes and drinks which are available in a restaurant/café/bar) is "Speisekarte".
The German word "Menü" means a set meal.

For such purposes, better use a dictionary than google.

11/13/2017, 11:24:19 PM

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Yes, ein Menü is usually a given course of dishes, in opposition to eating à la carte. In fastfood it can also mean ordering a dish with a drink included instead of separate items. Die Speißekarte or short die Karte is the piece of paper you read to know what a restaurant offers.

11/14/2017, 12:15:42 AM

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typo: Speise, not Speiße

11/14/2017, 6:24:43 AM

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For such purposes, better use a dictionary than google.

Amen. For instance, Wiktionary makes this clear. It's a shame that beginners always seem to gravitate to Google Translate when there are so many excellent, free online German dictionaries.

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11/14/2017, 7:56:32 AM

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Hi GraemeJeal, please have a look at this site: https://www.linguee.de/englisch-deutsch/uebersetzung/menu.html?cw=336

11/13/2017, 11:28:11 PM
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