"Cartofii prăjiți fără sare nu sunt buni."

Translation:The french fries without salt are not good.

December 3, 2016

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Why 'fried potatoes' are not considered correct here? It seems that not all the fried potatoes are french fries. However, other fried potatoes would probably be correctly named in Romanian as 'Cartofii prăjiți'. Isn't this true?

December 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KevinSmith777042

As a native English speaker and cook I would say there are many forms of fried potatoes and we can say chips - usually deep fried chunky strips of potatoes, fried potatoes, - slices or chunks or any shape of potatoes shallow fried, perhaps yesterday's leftovers, Sauteed potatoes - dice like chunks shallow fried (though the word is really French and should have an acute accent on the first e or French fries - ask the french or Americans about these, they can also be called 'fries' in America or in MacDonalds. So yes, tatianandreeva, Duolingo should also accept fried potatoes.

May 30, 2017

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Chips (as in British English) should also be accepted ;)

December 13, 2016

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'French fries' are a Belgian invention

June 26, 2017

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Does anyone react to all the comments and suggestions? I have just discovered that my comment left several years ago is still without any effect.

March 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KevinSmith777042

The moderators sometimes come into a discussion to contribute, perhaps when we are not doing a good job of guiding each other. If you report separately rather than or as well as commenting then sometimes they do change the questions or accepted answers - I have had 2 emails in about 2 years indicating that my contribution had been used to develop the course in this way.

March 20, 2019
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