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"Suola on mauste."

Translation:Salt is a spice.

June 27, 2020

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

Suola on mineraali!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fiyalka2

Oikein. Mutta tämä mineraali on mauste. :o)


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

Elintarvikkeissa suola on lisäaine.


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

The English "spice" actually has a somewhat specific definition that includes being "of vegetable origin". Does anyone know if mauste is the same way? Is there a way to distinguish between spice, seasoning, herb, etc.?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fiyalka2

The Finnish "mauste" applies to both, herbs and minerals. The Finnish Wikipedia says so: "Mausteet voivat olla voimakkaan makuisia tai voimakasaromisia kasvin osia, kasvista eristettyjä ainesosia tai mineraaleja."
Same in my native German, where "Gewürz" applies to everything you can season a dish with (although not according to science, but in the vernacular). So, "seasoning" might be the better translation.


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

'Seasoning' gets rid of the discrepancy; salt is certainly not a spice.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OscarRamos613515

Yeah, it could be "seasoning" or "condiment".


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

But, it isn't. It is a seasoning.


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

I came to say that salt is probably not a spice and is definitely a condiment. I didn't foresee other people classifying it as a seasoning. Maybe condiment is slightly more British/Australian and seasoning is slightly more American? At least as regards to defining salt?


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

As a Brit I would call salt a seasoning. A condiment to me is a sauce like ketchup or mayo.


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

That's interesting. I'm Australian so maybe this is a difference between Australian English on the one hand and British and American Englishes on the other.

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