big vs. large portion


Senior Member
Chinese - Hong Kong
This restaurant serves food in "big" or "large" portion.

Are they both correct? Which one is more common in colloquial English?
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    Senior Member
    American English
    They're both fine – big is a little more informal.

    Sentences would be:
    This restaurant serves big/large portions. No need for food because we know it's food.


    Senior Member
    English, U.S.
    This graph shows "large portions" with about 50 times the frequency of "big portions".
    "Large" is often a formal category, while "big" is an individual's subjective judgment.
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