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"This tomato sauce is really delicious."

Translation:Cette sauce tomate est vraiment délicieuse.

April 9, 2020

9 Comments


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

Why not "sauce de tomate"?


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

We don't need à la here?


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

You may add "à la" but the more usual set phrase is "sauce tomate". Also, "sauce à la tomate" tends to refer to a sauce were tomato is only a secondary ingredient, whereas "sauce tomate" is tomato pulp plus some other secondary ingredients.


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

Aussi: "Cette sauce de tomate est vraiment délicieuse"?


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

Strangely, no, you can't use "sauce de tomate". Only "sauce tomate" or "sauce à la tomate" (if tomatoes are not the prime ingredient).


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

Very helpful, thank you!


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

This bring up another question where we had sauce au poivron. In that discussion someone tried to use sauce poivron and a native speaker told them it just sounded wrong. So I'm curious if there is a standard or if it varies based on the type of sauce?


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

Why cant I use tellement instead of vraiment?


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

Tellement délicieux = So delicious

Vraiment délicieux = Really delicious.

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