英会話ブログ その520      Chow Down !  (2)

2014/11/17

A similar word to gobble is "wolf": The football team wolfed down the hot dogs in five minutes without talking.

However, the word "nibble" describes an opposite way of eating - to eat small bites, and not hurriedly.
" She was on a diet, only nibbling a salad for lunch."

A similar style of eating, "grazing" became popular in recent years, especially in California.  "Grazing" is to lightly sample several foods...

There are endless words and phrases to describe eating: "chow down" is related to the word chow used as a noun meaning "food".
Someone may chow down on a pasta dinner, meaning eat perhaps a lot of it.                                (G.K)


英会話表現&英単語 
wolf                         貪り食う
nibble                        少しずつ食べる
on a diet                     ダイエット中
grazing                       色んな種類を少しずつ食べる事
chow                          食べ物
chow down                     食事を取る

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