"Garum gustatis."

Translation:You taste the fish sauce.

September 7, 2019

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

What is this obsession for fish sauce? This isn't Thai or Tagalog. Would think it would be for those languages.

September 7, 2019

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

Garum, a fermented fish sauce, was a big deal in ancient Rome. It was very popular.

September 7, 2019

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

Absolutely, it was like the soy sauce of the ancient world, and apparently where Romans got their sodium intake from. For curious students, here's a quote where Isidore describes garum, from his Etymologiae:

«Garum est liquor piscium salsus, qui olim conficiebatur ex pisce quem Graeci γάρον vocabant; et quamvis nunc ex infinito genere piscium fiat, nomen tamen pristinum retinet a quo initium sumpsit».

[Garum is a salty liquid [made] from fish, which was once prepared with a fish which the Greeks called γάρον [garon]; and although it is now made from an infinite variety of fishes, the original name however is retained from the one adopted initially].

September 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LuisMatias54579

Where's the lamb sauce

September 17, 2019
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