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All languages will have expressions which do not exist in most other languages as they refer to something which does not exist in the other culture. "Chopsticks", for example, only entered English once there was contact between the UK & China, but is now understood. Some Anglophone countries have "spoon sweets" and others don't. Part of learning another language is learning its culture and you have to find a term for new concepts in your own language. You may need to explain that term to someone who is unfamiliar with the concept. For me, "spoon sweet" is a new concept, but having read the explanations, I will happily use the term. Thank you, Duolingo, for teaching me something new about the world.
See here for citations
from well know stores in the
Australia selling "spoon sweets". See a presentation by prestigious US chefs showing how to prepare them.
We realize that this expression is not familiar to you and by reading some of the other comments on this page you'll see that others have had the same issue.
However, if you access the link I give above you'll find many citations for "spoon sweets" found on replicable sites, well-known stores around the English speaking world etc. Here is the link. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/17683288/The-spoon-sweet
Here's another with a whole list of references to "spoon sweets" and not all of them are Greek.
Please read the other comments on this page and open some of the many links given here.
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What you mean I think is that you don't know what it is. That's ok. We can't know everything but we can learn.
So, here goes
Have you read the other comments and references on this page? If not why not? We'ren t you convinced? We have loads more references to post.
But one request please don't be so absolute when rejecting something; you might be surprised. Unless, there is a reason you are unable o learn something new. If that's the case ok, carry on as you are.
When you have finished reading the comments on this page, and checking all the links. Oh, and don't forget to check the images and yes the recipes.
Now see here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/30258912
And more here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/17683288
From the multiple posts here, I can see this has caused many issues. To add my bit too it, two phrases before this gave Το υλικό του κουταλιού as meaning "The material of the spoon", and looking at my dictionary I can see that Το υλικό is given as the material. I can accept that we all don't know everything about the English language but I agree with the other poster who say they have never heard of it.
You clearly have not read the othe comments on this page.
First of all, you need to get used to the idea that a new language representing a cultural you are clearly unaware of might present new ideas.
Next, I have to advise you to always read the comments on a forum before posting. You will learn a lot and you should be grateful.
Read also these links with more information about "spoon sweets" which are known around the world.
There are several citations for the use in various English speaking countries from Great Britain, to Australia to the US etc. You may not have heard of it but it is recognized internationally. Please read the other comments on this page.
And as with so much of any language, there are fixed expressions from which we do not diverge. In this case it is "spoon sweet".
Please read the other comments on this page." Be sure to open all the links.
You will find a great deal of evidence, and reliable documentation proving the existence of
"Το γλυκό του κουτλιού" which are known around the world also as
I believe you have asked this question before...Please read the comments before posting.
You should also read the responses from other former naysayers who have come to realize that there are things in this world they can still learn.
Read the references and comments about "spoon sweets" on this page, and these
And if you are still not convinced of the authenticity of "spoon sweets" then you should think again about learning a new language because that often entails learning new ideas.