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"Anatra arrosto"

Translation:Grilled duck

December 21, 2012



shouldn't "roast duck" be a plausible translation too?


Yes, this should Roast duck which is a more common usage. Also, Grilled duck would be Anatra grigliata wouldn't it?


Agreed. Grilled duck is a different thing than roast duck anyway. They shouldn't be interchangeable.


"Roast duck" should be an acceptable answer.


Agreed that "roast duck" should be acceptable.


I think "roast duck" should work also.


I agree, except I would go even further. "Roast duck" is far more correct than "roasted duck". In English, one would never refer to it as "roasted duck". It is called "roast duck". On a menu, you would no more see the words "roasted duck" than you would see "roasted beef" or "roasted pork". That just isn't what it's called.


It accepts roast duck now, but not duck roast. Is there a reason why "duck roast" would be incorrect as a translation?


In "roast duck", roast is the adjective, duck the noun. You're describing the kind of duck it is. "Duck roast" is the opposite - roast is your noun, and duck is the adjective - you're describing the kind of roast it is. In "anatra arrosto", arrosto is an adjective, and anatra is a noun. Hence, roast duck but not duck roast. :)


"Roast" está indicando uma qualidade; funciona como adjetivo e, portanto, deve preceder o nome "duck". É a regra na língua inglesa.


Yay! "Roast duck" was accepted!


Roast duck is a better translation than roasted duck.


Agreed, an English-speaking person would say 'roast duck'


My "Roasted Duck" was accepted


I've never heard it called 'duck roast', only 'roast duck'. One doesn't say 'chicken roast' either; it's always 'roast chicken'. On the other hand, I have heard 'pork roast', as in "We're having a pork roast for dinner." However, "We're having roast pork" is also correct. For people for whom English is not their first langauge, it is confusing. I think if you always put the word 'roast' before the name of the meat, you'll be safe. Any exceptions anyone can think of? :)


Also - nothing to do with the mode of cooking, plus I'm veggie anyway -, she says "arrosto", doesn't she? Surely it should be "arrosta"?

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