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Old April 28, 2008, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Alfonso View Post
I would say that you use pescado when you are at the market, at the pescadería, or at the table about to eat fish.
If I found a dead fish at the seashore, I would say un pez muerto.
Yes, pescado is the flesh of the fish, used for food.

In English, we say fish for a live fish, a dead fish, and its flesh. However, we do use a different word to describe the flesh of some animals:
pig = pork
cow = beef
calf = veal
sheep = mutton
deer = venison

The words for the flesh of these animals come from French roots (the Norman conquest). The animal names come from Anglo-Saxon roots.
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