"I don't like to eat noodles."
January 19, 2018
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面 (mian) has a lot of different meanings, like flour, noodles , side etc...
面条 (miantiao) specifically means noodles.
People don't say just 面 on its own to mean "noodles", probably because that character can have a couple of different meanings as well (“flour, dough”, as well as – due to a merger in Simplified Characters – ”face, side”). For just “noodles” people say 面条. Only in dish names the second character can be left out because the context specifies what you mean (e.g. 牛肉面 is unambiguously "beef noodles" because "beef flour", "beef face" etc. don't exist).
Is this like "I generally don't like noodles" or more like "right now i don't like noodles"?