I'm a beginner here, and I have a question about the evening/night meal, and this is my first question.
It's evening. The family is eating dinner.
- From when until when is it considered to be "evening" in English? And from when until when is it considered "night"? Are these completely distinct or are they overlapping concepts?
- I’m an Iranian. In Iran, we consider "evening" to run all the way from afternoon until sunset (4 pm – 8 pm), while "night" for us runs from right after sunset until the next sunrise; and we eat "dinner" at night, normally around 10 o’clock at night.
So, does one eat another meal after "dinner"? It seems to me that "dinner" is an evening meal and people eat it very soon, so it should be not the meal that people eat late at night, as we do in Iran.