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Gomme à mâcher ou à mastiquer

English translation: chewing gum

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16:40 Jun 11, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: Gomme à mâcher ou à mastiquer
The FR expression "gomme a macher ou a mastiquer" has but one apparent translation in EN. Can anyone suggest alternatative terms for "chewing gum" to reflect the apparent distinction being made by the FR?

Thanks very much!

Harold
Harold
English translation:chewing gum
Explanation:
As already explained elsewhere, there is a translation technique known by its Greek name "hen dia duoin" - to express one idea or concept by means of 2 words. In this case, you have a "negative hen dia duoin", which means that you don't have to look for a second word. In this case you translate 2 words by means of a single one.

In short, saying only "chewing gum" is a good translation.
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nagumBryde
naFunky site...
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nachewing gum versus bubble gum
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nachewing gum or bubble gumNigel Patterson
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11 mins
chewing gum


Explanation:
As already explained elsewhere, there is a translation technique known by its Greek name "hen dia duoin" - to express one idea or concept by means of 2 words. In this case, you have a "negative hen dia duoin", which means that you don't have to look for a second word. In this case you translate 2 words by means of a single one.

In short, saying only "chewing gum" is a good translation.


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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Chewing gum only works here, strictly speaking. Both verbs mean chew. B/gum makes big bubbles. C:gum bubbles burst fast!
8 hrs
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50 mins
chewing gum or bubble gum


Explanation:
This isn't exactly the distinction drawn by the French, of course, but it's the closest I can get if you must have a second term!


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Nigel Patterson
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Local time: 12:05
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 24

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Nikki Scott-Despaigne: As macher adn mastiquer mean the same (chew & masticate) both are terms used to describe chewing gum.
8 hrs
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8 hrs
chewing gum versus bubble gum


Explanation:
Chewing gum is made for chewing.

Bubble gum is made for blowing bubbles, but has to be chewed first of course.

macher = chew
mastiquer = masticate
(Boils down to the same thing.)

1 - http://www.wrigley.com/gum/story.htm

· How chewing gum began
· The benefits of chewing gum
· The story of the Wrigley Company
· The war years...
· Marketing and advertising Wrigley's gum
· What chewing gum is made of
· How Wrigley's gum is made
· The environment and the Wrigley Company
· Quality assurance and research
Channels of distribution

2 - http://www.nacgm.org/

National Association of Chewing Gum Manufacturers


3 - http://www.bubblegum.com/




    Reference: http://www.nacgm.org
    www.bubblegum.com, www.wrigley.com
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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8 hrs
Funky site...


Explanation:
http://www.fjompen.com/fred/collect.htm

A funky site put together by a collector of chewing gum and bubble gum wrappers. Pretty informative.


Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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15 hrs
gum


Explanation:
One doesn't often here "chewing gum" or "bubble gum" anymore. "Gum" is the word I would simply use to refer chewing or bubble gum.


    My own knowledge and everyday colloquial speech.
Bryde

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Perhpas in Canada, but in the Uk, the distinciton is made!
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