barbeque place or barbeque stall

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zhonglin

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Hi Folks,

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What do you call this? barbeque place or barbeque stall? Can I say, I saw a barbeque stall earlier.
 
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  • Copyright

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    zhonglin

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    Mandarin
    OK, My apologies about that. Let me try to describe the situation, let's say my friends and I were walking and we saw a barbecue grill and there's a vendor selling barbecue. What's the best way to tell someone about what we saw.

    1) We came across a barbecue shop
    2) We came across a barbecue place
    3) We came across a barbecue business
    4) We came across a barbecue stand
    5) Is there a better way to express this idea?
     

    Myridon

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    we saw a barbecue grill and there's a vendor selling barbecue
    You saw cooking equipment and a person, but you want to know what to call the structure surrounding them. :confused:

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    Franco-filly

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    Where was/is this? I've only come across "hot dog stands / stalls" and "burger stands /stalls" - you can google images to see if they are similar to what you have seen. If they are (similar) but what you saw sold a variety of grilled meats etc. then bother "barbecue stand" and "barbecue stall" would make sense to me.
     

    Copyright

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    OK, My apologies about that. Let me try to describe the situation, let's say my friends and I were walking and we saw a barbecue grill and there's a vendor selling barbecue. What's the best way to tell someone about what we saw.

    1) We came across a barbecue shop
    2) We came across a barbecue place
    3) We came across a barbecue business
    4) We came across a barbecue stand
    5) Is there a better way to express this idea?
    You haven't given us any description at all – a shop is a permanent building, a stall could be a open-air set-up, a business is what the government is going to tax you on, and a stand could be something the barbecue vendor could pick up and take home at the end of the day.
     
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    DonnyB

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    English UK Southern Standard English
    OK, My apologies about that. Let me try to describe the situation, let's say my friends and I were walking and we saw a barbecue grill and there's a vendor selling barbecue. What's the best way to tell someone about what we saw.

    1) We came across a barbecue shop
    2) We came across a barbecue place
    3) We came across a barbecue business
    4) We came across a barbecue stand
    5) Is there a better way to express this idea?
    Sorry, but I'm not sure what you're asking here. :confused:

    Do you mean that this place was selling barbecues (i.e. the cooking equipment)?

    Or do you mean they were using barbecues to cook things on, and they were then selling the food?
     

    Keith Bradford

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    English (Midlands UK)
    In British usage, a barbecue is a meal you cook at home, in your garden or back yard; in Australia you may cook it on the beach.

    If a vendor is grilling food for sale, we don't call that a barbecue.
     
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