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Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by Riveritos, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Riveritos Senior Member

    Italy
    Spanish
    Hello,
    I was wondering if this is translation of fruit spread is correct:
    معجون فاكهة
    I'm referring to those products that are not exactly jam but can be spread on bread.
    Thanks in advance for your help
     
  2. إسكندراني

    إسكندراني Senior Member

    أرض الأنجل
    عربي (مصر)ـ | en (gb)
    Are you not allowed to call it jam?
    Arabs often eat their sides by dipping bread in it rather than spreading it, much like Mediterranean cultures, so the concept of a 'spread' is rather foreign.
     
  3. suma Senior Member

    USA
    English, USA
    In the West in our unending drive to inovate and come up with new & improved products that you must have, we have: Fruit Spread.
    Think of it as simple fruit without sugar and syrup in a spreadable form.

    In essence it's jam without the added sugars.
     
  4. tounsi51 Senior Member

    Dubai
    French-Arabic
    In Tunisia معجون means jam, but I think in other countries it is toothpaste?
     
  5. Riveritos Senior Member

    Italy
    Spanish
    Thank you so much for your help.
    Since I cannot use the word jam, do you think that the more generic term
    معجون فاكهة
    could be easily understood?
     
  6. cherine

    cherine Moderator

    Alexandria, Egypt
    Arabic (Egypt).
    Well, yes, I think it could. Even if it will sound strange at first, but once the "invention" get known, the word will become familiar. Just like many other words did.
     

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