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Old July 21, 2009, 10:22 AM
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Side dish

Side dishes are food that is served in addition to the main entree for the meal. For example, you might have a steak as the main item, and side dishes of corn, potatoes, beans, salad, etc. In another thread, someone mentioned that side dishes are called acompañamientos, I asked another native speaker, and she said they are called guarniciones (false cognate to garnish?). "Side dish" can also be shortened to "side", for example, in a restaurant, you might ask for some mashed potatoes to go with whatever else you ordered by asking "may I have a side of mashed potatoes?".

So, how do you say "side dish" in Spanish?

In the following picture, the entree (main dish) is a steak. The side dishes (or sides) are fried mushrooms, corn on the cob, and roasted potatoes. (Image courtesy of Flickr)

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