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08:51 Sep 4, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: fries
french fries
christina
French translation:frites
Explanation:
'Fries' or the fuller version 'French fries' is US English.

For the record, British English is 'chips' which is short for 'potato chips' - sometimes seen as 'chipped potatoes' which is exactly the same thing.

The British term concentrates more on the size of teh potatoes than the method used to cook them. Must be indicative of something, but I know not what!

'Frites' is short for 'pommes frites' Read completely, it should be 'pommes de terre frites' = fried potatoes' rather than the word for word translation of 'pommes frites' which gives 'fried apples' which is not right of course!).

So, 'fries'(US) = 'chips'(GB) = 'frites' (FR).

Nikki

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naPommes (de terre) frites, patates frites, ou mieux: "des frites"Louise Atfield
nafrites
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naVoir ci-dessous
Bruno Magne
napommes frites
Roomy Naqvy


  

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11 mins
pommes frites


Explanation:
This would be correct translation of 'french fries'.


    1. This is an instance of computer / machine translation and its correct. I have cross checked it.
Roomy Naqvy
India
Local time: 23:52
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49 mins
Voir ci-dessous


Explanation:
Bonjour, Christina

Selon le niveau de langue, tu peux utiliser "pommes frites" (stylé) ou "frites" (familier), comme dans l'expression "steak-frites". Il y aussi "pommes de terre frites", mais c'est plus rare

Amicalement et bon appétit!
Bruno Magne
Brésil

Bruno Magne
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PRO pts in pair: 318

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2 hrs
frites


Explanation:
'Fries' or the fuller version 'French fries' is US English.

For the record, British English is 'chips' which is short for 'potato chips' - sometimes seen as 'chipped potatoes' which is exactly the same thing.

The British term concentrates more on the size of teh potatoes than the method used to cook them. Must be indicative of something, but I know not what!

'Frites' is short for 'pommes frites' Read completely, it should be 'pommes de terre frites' = fried potatoes' rather than the word for word translation of 'pommes frites' which gives 'fried apples' which is not right of course!).

So, 'fries'(US) = 'chips'(GB) = 'frites' (FR).

Nikki




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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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9 hrs
Pommes (de terre) frites, patates frites, ou mieux: "des frites"


Explanation:
Fries is short for "fried potatoes" or "French fried potatoes".

The translation depends on whether you are in France or in Canada. In France, you would say "pommes frites" short for "pommes de terre frites". But in Canada, potatoes are called "patates" (which is not right, since "patates" are yams or sweet potatoes, but is nevertheless the term used)

Of course, the best translation ignores the problem and translates it just as "fries"t is used in English "frites", short for both "pommes de terre frites" and "patates frites". Comme on dirait chez McDonald "Voulez-vous des frites avec ça?"

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