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Old May 29, 2015, 02:28 AM
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Cup and saucer

This is Taza y plato
Plato is a plate
and Platillo is a small plate. I would have thought it would be Platillo but a saucer is a special type of plate designed for a cup. This could be confusing in a restaurante if it wasn't clear which type of plate.
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Old May 29, 2015, 05:33 AM
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Context determines meaning in every case.

Saucer, in Spanish, is usually said platillo, which differs from the much larger plato and the platito, which is smaller than a plato.
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Old July 07, 2015, 11:30 AM
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Wrong. Platillo is not a small plate. Patillo is a dish (food). Platito is a small plate, but in spanish is not common said platito. We have "plato hondo" for a soup, "plato extendido" big plate for a dish, "plato de ensalada" medium plate, "plato de te, plato cafetero or plato pequeño" is a saucer (tea plate), we have "platón" its a charger plates or service plates or its in the middle of te table with fruit, bread or something.
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Plato cafetero sounds like the perfect word, but honestly, I have most often heard platillo in common speech among Latin Americans I've known.
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Nogaluz: Let's nuance a little our statements. "Platillo" is a diminutive in some other regions, so it can also be a small plate, not only a cooked/served dish, as it is in Mexico.
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"Platillo" means cymbal. Crash, ride, hi-hat cymbal, orchestral cymbals... It doesn't matter, we spanish use "platillo" for all.
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"Platillo" means cymbal. Crash, ride, hi-hat cymbal, orchestral cymbals... It doesn't matter, we spanish use "platillo" for all.
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¿Entonces, en España, un un plato cafetero es el término más común para los pequeños platos que acompañan las tazas?
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En España se utiliza "plato de café". No he oído nunca "plato cafetero", pero a lo mejor se dice así en otra zona de España o en Latinoamérica.

De todas formas la acepción "platillo" sí está aceptada para plato pequeño, aunque no se utilice, al igual que platito: http://lema.rae.es/drae/srv/search?i...YWSDXX2vFcWdHt


Ahora que lo pienso, puede que la confusión venga por las cucharas. La "cuchara" es la que se usa para comer la sopa, y "cucharilla" es la pequeña que suele usarse para un postre o un yogur. Además, la cucharilla más pequeña que se usa para el café se llama "cucharilla de café".
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