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Old July 21, 2009, 09:22 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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Old July 21, 2009, 09:28 AM
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Plato de acompañamiento.........

to mean it accompanies something else.....

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Old July 21, 2009, 10:00 AM
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Ok, so far the options are:

side dish
acompañamiento
plato de acompañamiento
guarnición.
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Old July 21, 2009, 10:15 AM
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Yo usaría "guarnición".
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Old July 21, 2009, 11:11 AM
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En España se usa tanto "acompañamiento" como "guarnición", pero siempre en singular ("plato de acompañamiento" no se usa, porque se pone todo en el mismo plato)
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Old July 21, 2009, 10:21 PM
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I like Guarnicion, it's more natural.
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Agree with irmamar. I use guarnición or acompañamiento, but no "plato de acompñamiento". When I call for an extra dish, I say "y un plato extra de patatas" or "y de acompañamiento un plato de patatas" or "y además un plato de patatas"
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Agree with irmamar. I use guarnición or acompañamiento, but no "plato de acompñamiento". When I call for an extra dish, I say "y un plato extra de patatas" or "y de acompañamiento un plato de patatas" or "y además un plato de patatas"
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Sosia, ¿no dirías más bien una "ración" de patatas? Yo diría mejor una ración de patatas (pimientos, etc.)
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