"Les cornichons vont bien avec la charcuterie."

Translation:Pickles go well with deli meats.

April 25, 2018

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Mija438073

By the way, neither 'deli meats' nor 'cooked meats' are really equivalent to 'charcuterie' , they don't sound quite right. But Duo won't accept 'charcuterie' as the answer, even though it is perfectly well understood in English.

October 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LesterOlso

The r and the n in cornichons are so close together that they look like an m. I had to use a magnifying glass to figure out what the letters were.

April 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DanSommers

Deli isn't in the word list. Perhaps "cold" is the correct choice?

May 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/n6zs
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"Charcuterie" refers to precooked meat or the place where it is sold, i.e., a "deli" or "delicatessen". Of course it is refrigerated while it is waiting to be sold. The association to "cold cuts" is perhaps a reach. "Cold cuts" are precooked, presliced and already packaged. "Charcuterie" items are sliced to order.

July 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageButcher

What would the word for cold cuts be? Thank you.

July 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilkeston

To my english ears delicatessen doesn't sound very English to me. Would it be German perhaps? 'Essen' = to eat ? We have nothing so exptic round here. We do buy cooked meats prepacked or lose. LOL

August 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ElaineRawl

We call them cooked meats and it was in the list

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mija438073

I also said cooked meats. AS a native English speaker not from North America, 'deli meat' sounds a bit regional.

October 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tart17

Cornichons un English are GHERKINS long and green, not pickles as they are small white and round!

November 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Margaretva679879

In English we use a term "cold cuts". This would work well in the translation of la charcuterie.

February 15, 2019
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