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18:42 Apr 19, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: aliments
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Summary of answers provided
nafoodstuffs, food items
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nafoods, victuals, aliment, sustenance, nutriment
CLS Lexi-tech
naFoods
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
nafoodGemmstone


  

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9 mins
food


Explanation:
It is a generic term for food, such as nourriture.


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Gemmstone
United States
Local time: 05:36

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Astrid Elke Witte
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3 hrs
Foods


Explanation:
FOOD is uncountable, this is why I suggest FOODS, countable noun.

It is more or less the same as:
ALIMENT= FOOD
ALIMENTS= FOODS.

Regards,:)

BD

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 03:36
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 16

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Astrid Elke Witte
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9 hrs
foods, victuals, aliment, sustenance, nutriment


Explanation:
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)
Food \Food\, n. [OE. fode, AS. f[=o]da; akin to Icel. f[ae][eth]a, f[ae][eth]i, Sw. f["o]da, Dan. & LG. f["o]de, OHG. fatunga, Gr. patei^sthai to eat, and perh. to Skr. p[=a] to protect, L. pascere to feed, pasture, pabulum food, E. pasture. [root]75. Cf. {Feed}, {Fodder} food, {Foster} to cherish.] 1. What is fed upon; that which goes to support life by being received within, and assimilated by, the organism of an animal or a plant; nutriment; aliment; especially, what is eaten by animals for nourishment.
Note: In a physiological sense, true aliment is to be distinguished as that portion of the food which is capable of being digested and absorbed into the blood, thus furnishing nourishment, in distinction from the indigestible matter which passes out through the alimentary canal as f[ae]ces.

Note: Foods are divided into two main groups: nitrogenous, or proteid, foods, i.e., those which contain nitrogen, and nonnitrogenous, i.e., those which do not contain nitrogen. The latter group embraces the fats and carbohydrates, which collectively are sometimes termed heat producers or respiratory foods, since by oxidation in the body they especially subserve the production of heat. The proteids, on the other hand, are known as plastic foods or tissue formers, since no tissue can be formed without them. These latter terms, however, are misleading, since proteid foods may also give rise to heat both directly and indirectly, and the fats and carbohydrates are useful in other ways than in producing heat.

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regards

paola l m


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Local time: 05:36
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 162

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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh

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2 days 13 hrs
foodstuffs, food items


Explanation:
I would disagree with whoever said that you cannot use "foods". It is used very commonly and probably not erroneously!

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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