In American English, a cafeteria is a self-serve restaurant while a canteen is a military cafeteria. A dining hall could be a large room in public housing or a nursing home where some residents are served meals, or a large room in a church or lodge used occasionally for serving meals.Dear friends,
Can anyone explain in detail the difference between "cafeteria", "canteen", and "dining hall"?
Thank you in advance.
Okay, I'm sorry I can explain this a little better. A cafeteria is when you go through a line, choose the foods you would like and pay when you get to the cashier. And yes, at a university, this can be done through a student card.Hi ,there
I am a student in my own country, where the students don't possess a private kitchen(differing from a lot of west country according to my french friend's description), so we go to a special restaurant to eat everyday with a featured student card. We can precharge our money in to this card and pay the food by it.addtionally, this kind of place is very large, and we just have 5 in my whole campus ,compared with the very huge amount of the students. But I am not very clear the name of this "restautant". Can you image what I have express? If so ,would you like to give me some advice?
If by "acceptable," you mean "can be found in a dictionary," I suppose so.I just wanted to add that at my university hall of residence in Scotland, the place was called the refectory. That appears to be a less usual term but dictionaries indicate that it is acceptable in AmE and BrE.