View Full Version : Translation help needed (franco-english) (common sense for non-french speakers)

02-02-2007, 11:35 AM
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Sin Studly
02-02-2007, 01:11 PM
We say "thicken", "cook down" or "boil down".

02-02-2007, 01:19 PM
I'm no good with cooking terms so I had no answer.

The Talking Pie
02-02-2007, 01:53 PM
I would just use the word 'simmer'.

The Talking Pie
02-02-2007, 02:22 PM
Maybe "let it rest/settle/sit" or something akin to that?

02-02-2007, 03:12 PM
I think you are looking for "binding"

"Let it simmer until it (the sauce?) binds"

That is, if you mean that it gets thicker, like it's watery at first, but then it turns into a more saucy substance.

02-02-2007, 03:18 PM
In that case, I have no idea. So all the ingredients are solid?

02-02-2007, 03:29 PM
Ah okay, I get what you mean now, I don't know the word though :( I can't even think of the Dutch one, so I can't look it up either :(

02-02-2007, 03:36 PM
Boiling down seems to be more when it was a lot more watery, and the water evaporates. Or at least that's what my English - Dutch dictionary made it seem like.

Settling I can't find at all, not in a cooking-meaning at least.

Oh well.

02-02-2007, 03:40 PM
It's okay Tizz, translating is very hard.


02-02-2007, 03:45 PM
Oh actually, I looked for the dutch word "inkoken" ("to boil in"?) and it said: either "reduce" or "boil down", reduce being the first choice, so it was just almost the same as the french :P

02-03-2007, 03:46 PM
Hey Maria, I think the word you're actually looking for is "to reduce." Seriously, it's an exact translation, and it's definitely a cooking term.


02-03-2007, 04:00 PM
Hey Maria, at what age did you learn to cook?

p.s. Do you correct people who pronounce your name "Marie"?

02-03-2007, 04:02 PM
I just realized Tizz said something about that just above... I thought I had skimmed the whole topic to see what people said...

02-03-2007, 04:05 PM
You obviously don't care about other BBS'ers opinion (because you don't read it carefully enough as you ought to!)

02-03-2007, 04:13 PM
Will your wounds ever heal, Maria? Could we be perhaps... on speaking terms... ever again?
No, nothing will ever matter once we're gone the face of the earth. Nothing! My soul cries and fumes. Oh you woeful nothingness!

02-03-2007, 04:29 PM
I will wait for that moment from this day on until forever.
Au revoir!