"Personne ici n'aime les sauces amères."
Translation:No one here likes bitter sauces.
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Google tells me that a lot of people have problems with tomato sauces being bitter. One suggested remedy: "Heat one cup of sauce with a 1/4-teaspoon baking soda. Baking soda neutralizes acidity. Taste the sauce, add tiny amounts of baking soda to see if it mellows the acidity. If there is still an edge, swirl in a teaspoon of butter, letting it melt until creamy."
Thanks. In the UK we would probably call acidic sauces sour, or tart rather than bitter. Also our "tomato sauce" usually comes out of a bottle labelled "Heinz", ie ketchup! Nevertheless, I'm struggling to think of a sauce that would be "bitter", because there are not many things we eat that are "bitter". Sloes are definitely bitter fruit, and apart from making delicious sloe gin, would not be eaten. Persimmons can also be bitter, or astringent, before they are properly ripe.
I agree sour and bitter are quite different and can both be balanced by adding sweetness (like the sugar in ketchup.) I have noted plain tomato sauce can have a bitter flavor sometimes, and I have seen a lot of spaghetti sauce recipes that call for sugar. Some people are "super tasters" and have much more sensitivity to bitter flavors. I do like some bitter flavors - lime is more bitter than lemon for example.
Worcestershire sauce is technically umami and not bitter, but it probably qualifies for the purpose of your question, as would soy sauce.
I also find that puttanesca sauce is often a bit bitter. The olives exacerbate the acidity of the tomatoes.
"sauce à mer" would be pronounced identically, but it doesn't really make much sense.
If you wanted to talk about some sea flavored sauce, you would say "sauce à la mer" or eventually "sauce mer" for short. With a large mental stretch you could argue "sauce à mer" refers to a sauce specifically intended to flavor seas.
"No one likes bitter sauces here." Same thing as given answer, n'est pas? Too pedantic....
@decapitated.user, If you put "here" at the end of the sentence it changes the meaning. It would mean that you like bitter sauces at one location but not here. Where as the way it's written simply says that everyone there doesn't like bitter sauces~ no matter where they are consumed. (the quick answer).
Not sure that would necessatily be the same meaning, actually:
"no one here likes X": no one who is here likes X (leaves it unresolved as to whether people elsewhere like X or not)
"no one likes X here": potentially has meaning that X here is not liked by anyone (leaves it unresolved as to whether X found elsewhere is liked or not)--especially if X is a definite noun phrase
So folks ... help me out here. I completed the entire French course three months ago and decided I could do it better, so I cleared out my tree and started over again.
I'm about halfway through again and suddenly earlier this week I realized some old lessons had been removed in an update, and this entirely new section of about 20 new lessons has arrived fresh.
I don't mind, it's nice to get new questions, and I'm not finding it too difficult because I obviously learned enough grammar and vocabulary my first time through the course.
My question is, when did these new lessons appear for other users? (I'm a plus subscriber).
They started adding new sections in 2017. Since that time I've seen several course updates and new categories. The clubs were removed, stories were added, the XP from tinycards was removed, new xp scoring competitions were added, and you, (like me), have suddenly discovered that not only is there much, much more~ but that we are no longer considered course graduates. Sorry, man. The good news is that we now have so much more we can learn!* :-)