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saveurs

English translation: flavours, flavors ; savour, savor

14:24 Feb 17, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: saveurs
I know that "saveur" means flavor or specialty, but I'm not sure how to translate it in the following context, because neither one makes sense (maybe 75 varieties?). This comes from a guidebook restaurant blurb: "Lieu d'exception, surtout en ete, proposant plus de 35 plats aux 75 saveurs!" Thanks, Karen
Karen Tucker
United States
Local time: 13:00
English translation:flavours, flavors ; savour, savor
Explanation:
Hello Karen,

... offering more than 35 dishes with a choice of 75 different flavours

I see your difficulty. Arguably, "saveur" is slightly more poetic than "flavour" but to me this one works here.

Possible alternatives may be "savour/savor", which is usually used as a verb but does exist as a noun. Why not?!

Nikki

You may not have thought of looking - I didn't until juts before signing off - but not only does my agro-alimentaire dicoconfirm this subtle difference, so does the GDT :
saveur
alimentation ( 5 )
brasserie ( 1 )
saveur âcre
saveur acide
saveur amère
saveur crayeuse
saveur d'érable
saveur de carbonnade
saveur de grillade
saveur de l'eau
saveur de noix
saveur élémentaire
saveur fondamentale
saveur maltée
saveur passée
saveur salée
saveur simulée
saveur, sans
saveurs étrangères
alimentation ( 1 )
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 19:00
Grading comment
Thanks, Nikki! I like your solution. Adding "your choice of" makes it clearer. Karen
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Summary of answers provided
naflavours, flavors ; savour, savor
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naflavours (UK) or flavors(US)
Bono
na35 dishes seasoned in 75 different ways
Parrot
naflavors or flavours as we spell it in Canada
Lucien Marcelet
naflavors
Cathy Cruz
natastes - ...35 dishes of 75 different tastes...
Elisa Capelão
nanot varieties
Albert Golub
namore than 35 dishes with 75 different tastes!
Elisa Capelão


  

Answers


10 mins
more than 35 dishes with 75 different tastes!


Explanation:
I guess if you translate it that way you will be transmitting the idea...


    own knowledge of the language
Elisa Capelão
Local time: 18:00
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 37

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Lucien Marcelet
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15 mins
tastes - ...35 dishes of 75 different tastes...


Explanation:
its me again..
just thought that maybe you would like to take a look at some links about it in the Internet
For example:

10 Dishes of Thailand Food
... W hile rice is the mainstay, up to 10 dishes of different tastes compose a Thai
meal. Whether spicy hot or herbal bland, harmony is the guiding principle ...
Description: General information about preparation of herbs and spices, with a few recipes. Recommended restaurants...
Category: Home > Cooking > World Cuisines > Asian > Thai
www.10thaidish.com/

and plenty more on:

http://www.google.com/search?q=different dishes tastes&hq=&h...


good luck!


    see above
Elisa Capelão
Local time: 18:00
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 37

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15 mins
not varieties


Explanation:
saveur doesn't mean specialty at all, it only deals with flavours, what our taste buds analyse
from the latin word "sapor" characteristic taste of a thing
12th century qualité percue par le sens du gout
afterwards it was associated with toppings, seasonings
think of flavoured rice,tea
you've got to do some cooking, mix and season your sentence but pepper it with "flavours"


Albert Golub
Local time: 19:00
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 359

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Lucien Marcelet
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50 mins
flavors


Explanation:
Cause 'Specialites' means special courses, flavors or flavours = taste

Cathy Cruz

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1 hr
flavors or flavours as we spell it in Canada


Explanation:
it defenitely does not mean tastes or varieties in this context


    40 years cooking experience
Lucien Marcelet
PRO pts in pair: 24

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11 hrs
flavours, flavors ; savour, savor


Explanation:
Hello Karen,

... offering more than 35 dishes with a choice of 75 different flavours

I see your difficulty. Arguably, "saveur" is slightly more poetic than "flavour" but to me this one works here.

Possible alternatives may be "savour/savor", which is usually used as a verb but does exist as a noun. Why not?!

Nikki

You may not have thought of looking - I didn't until juts before signing off - but not only does my agro-alimentaire dicoconfirm this subtle difference, so does the GDT :
saveur
alimentation ( 5 )
brasserie ( 1 )
saveur âcre
saveur acide
saveur amère
saveur crayeuse
saveur d'érable
saveur de carbonnade
saveur de grillade
saveur de l'eau
saveur de noix
saveur élémentaire
saveur fondamentale
saveur maltée
saveur passée
saveur salée
saveur simulée
saveur, sans
saveurs étrangères
alimentation ( 1 )



    Dico Agro-alimentaire, Jean Adrien, Lavoisier Publishing, 1996
    Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 19:00
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PRO pts in pair: 4542
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Thanks, Nikki! I like your solution. Adding "your choice of" makes it clearer. Karen
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14 hrs
flavours (UK) or flavors(US)


Explanation:
favours sans le moindre doute. Cela va aussi bien pour le goût des plats que pour leur côté typique d'un pays, leur exotisme ou leur nationnalisme culinaire.
exemple, restaurant dublinois : the flavours of the far east.
Bon appétit!


    toutes les grandes tables anglophones
Bono
Local time: 19:00
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 142
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1 day 25 mins
35 dishes seasoned in 75 different ways


Explanation:
unless its ice-cream, in which case falors, flavours.
I'm basing this on the tendency of the French to combine different herbs and spices so as to make the varieties you refer to.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 19:00
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1861
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