piure / pireu

Discussion in 'Română (Romanian)' started by Riveritos, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Riveritos Senior Member

    Could anybody tell me what's the difference between piure and pireu when it comes to food purée?.
    If I write pireu the spell checker says the correct word is piure but google shows me a lot of purées called pireu.
    Thank you for your help.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013
  2. farscape mod-errare humanum est

    Ottawa, Canada
    The dictionaries list "piure" as the main form but recongise "pireu" as a variation (not that I hear it much even colloquially). The problem with "pireu" (spelled Pireu) is that it's also a city in Greece - not that it can be mistaken for mashed potatoes :).

  3. irinet

    irinet Senior Member

    More than that, we have adopted the phonetic translation of the word. 'Pireu' is not the correct pronunciation of the Fr. word ' purée'.

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