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"南方菜比北方菜甜吗?"

Translation:Is southern food sweeter than northern food?

November 25, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/origamifish

Southern chinese food is sweeter than northern chinese cuisine, especially shanghai food


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hsn626796

Nice.. so we head South


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hippietrail

Does Shanghai count as north or south? I'm usually in Guangzhou, Yunnan, Beijing, or Inner Mongolia.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristineQ308402

I think "cuisine" should also be accepted in additon to "food"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lodus2

In Taiwan the answer to this question is definitely yes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SlickSims20

Chinese food saying goes: "南甜北咸、东辣西酸 (nán tián běi xián, dōng là xī suān)", = "south sweet, north salty; east spicy, west sour." remember that to know your Chinese food!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TonyBerjaya

明明听到咸,结果是甜!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doctorgivago

why use sweet for food, why not delicious ?


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    Some Chinese regional foods are indeed sweeter than others. One such dish is sweet and sour soup.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/papadoops

    Sweet food = food that tastes of sugar


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hippietrail

    Because many savoury foods are also delicious. And some people don't find durian to be delicious no matter how sweet it is.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/psqu6jbd

    How about "Is Southern Cuisine compared to Northern cuisine sweeter?"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TARDISToni

    Not quite. First, the word order is wrong. The correct order would be "Is Southern cuisine sweet compared to Northern cuisine?" 'Sweeter' is not be used in conjunction with "compared to." If you are intent upon using the comparative word "sweeter," then it's better just to say "is Southern cuisine sweeter than Northern cuisine?"

    Also, most people don't use the word 'cuisine' in everyday speech, unless they're in the food industry. It's not incorrect, but it is more common just to say "food." (Native speaker, American English)

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