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06:51 Feb 3, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: poutine
the context is "nous avons mangé de la poutine au Qébec"
gryphontranslation
English translation:poutine
Explanation:
Being from Quebec myself, I can tell you that it should stay exactly like this (it's a meal made out of cheese, bbq sauce and fries)
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Josie St-Amour
Canada
Local time: 13:12
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Summary of answers provided
napoutineChris Clark
na"poutine" (warm fries with cheese and sauce)
Janet Kemp
napoutine=poutinePattie Kealy
naPOUTINEPatricia Timmins
napoutine
Josie St-Amour
napoutineSébastien St-François
naWARM FRENCH FRIES with cheese
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naFrench fries, gravy and Cheddar cheese
Yolanda Broad
napoutinegryphon
naPoutinebrigitte chabert
naPoutineNathalie M. Girard, ALHC


  

Answers


12 mins
Poutine


Explanation:
Poutine is a creation from Quebec. It was created by a Mr. Ashton in his little restaurant/trailer in Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec many years ago.

In Montreal and in Ontario, they also use the same word to describe it in English. No translation required...perhaps a description of what it is in bracket? (Poutine= French Fries covered with cheese curds *fromage en grain* and a thick brown gravy)

I am originally from Quebec City and I'm a Poutine lover :o)
I hope this helps! Now I am hungry for one!!!
Nathalie

Nathalie M. Girard, ALHC
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
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14 mins
WARM FRENCH FRIES with cheese


Explanation:
A recipe only to be found in Quebec.
Consists of warm french fries + cheese cut in small pieces, topped by a sauce.
Please check the article below (website).



    Reference: http://www.galactic-guide.com/articles/2R119.html
Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 19:12
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 287
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15 mins
French fries, gravy and Cheddar cheese


Explanation:
French fries,gravy and Cheddar cheese--this is one of *the* classic Quebec dishes, along with *fèves au lard* (baked beans) [Le grand dictionnaire terminologique gives "French fries, *sauce* and Cheddar cheese" for some perverse reason; Termium doesn't deign to include it in its terminology bank]

Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 13:12
Native speaker of: English
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21 mins
poutine


Explanation:
it should stay exactly like this it's a meal made out of fries, cheese and gravy

gryphon
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27 mins
Poutine


Explanation:
It is the name of a dish made of cheddar cheese, soggy French fries and gravy. Unless you explain the contents, the name should remain as such. Would you translate "Crêpes Suzette"?

brigitte chabert
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35 mins
poutine


Explanation:
Poutine is a typical French Canadian (Quebec) meal consisting of french fries dressed with brown gravy and curd cheese. It is not translated into English.

Sébastien St-François
Local time: 13:12
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37 mins
poutine


Explanation:
Being from Quebec myself, I can tell you that it should stay exactly like this (it's a meal made out of cheese, bbq sauce and fries)

Josie St-Amour
Canada
Local time: 13:12
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 49
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44 mins
poutine


Explanation:
Poutine remains un-translated in English. More specifically, if the poutine being mentionned is made outside of Quebec, I have heard the term "Quebec-style poutine". Hope this helps...

Chris Clark
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45 mins
"poutine" (warm fries with cheese and sauce)


Explanation:
Depends on who's going to read this translation. If it's someone unfamiliar with Quebec cuisine, I'd give them a parenthetical description. Regardless, I'd place the word in quotes or italicize it. Now you can make us all a batch - you're certainly making us hungry!

Janet Kemp
United States
Local time: 13:12
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1 day 5 hrs
poutine=poutine


Explanation:
As served at the New York Fries outlets in Vancouver, B.C., and in Washington State, French fries with cheese curd and gravy. Delicioius! I think New York Fries has a Web site but don't know the URL.

Pattie Kealy
Local time: 10:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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6 days
POUTINE


Explanation:
All of the above descriptions hold true. However, when I last visited Quebec, my Montreal-born nephew smartly answered back to my query that it was french fries & curd cheese that you "PUT IN" the gravy. Thus the gravy is the Poutine. That's the humourous explanation for this strictly French Canadian dialect expression.

Patricia Timmins
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