Un paquet de sucre en poudre

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by celine713, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. celine713 Senior Member

    Chinese
    Un paquet de sucre en poudre=?
    what kind of "paquet"is it?
     
  2. celine713 Senior Member

    Chinese
    I mean how to say it in English? Thanks!
     
  3. charcholle Senior Member

    Bristol UK
    French France
    a pack / bag / box of granulated sugar
     
  4. Jane-o

    Jane-o Junior Member

    Canada
    Czech/English
    Isn't sucre en poudre powdered sugar?
     
  5. charcholle Senior Member

    Bristol UK
    French France
    It would be the most direct translation but I've never heard of 'powedered sugar' in ENgland, only granulated, which is the same sugar as we call sucre en poudre in France.
     
  6. Franglais1969

    Franglais1969 Senior Member

    Angleterre.
    English English, français rouillé
    Granulated sugar is the correct translation.
     
  7. celine713 Senior Member

    Chinese
    I see, a futher search based on your tips:)

    Confectioners' or powdered sugar is granulated sugar that has been crushed into a powder.
    Granulated or white sugar is highly refined cane or beet sugar.

    So, there is shade of meaning between powdered sugar and Granulated or white sugar ?
     
  8. Franglais1969

    Franglais1969 Senior Member

    Angleterre.
    English English, français rouillé
    Oops, I think I erred. I THINK you are looking for caster sugar. Désolé.
     
  9. alisonp Senior Member

    London
    English - UK
    Well, according to my dictionary, "en poudre" = "caster sugar", which is of finer granules than granulated, and (in the UK at least) comes in bags. OTOH, the word "poudre" automatically makes me think of icing sugar, but I believe that's "à saupoudrer" or something, isn't it? That would come in a box (again, in the UK).
     
  10. Jane-o

    Jane-o Junior Member

    Canada
    Czech/English
    So just for fun then... how do you say powdered sugar (or icing sugar) in French?
     
  11. celine713 Senior Member

    Chinese
    Dear friends, here is a link1 and link2 for your reference and for fun:)
    Thank you all!
     
  12. charcholle Senior Member

    Bristol UK
    French France
    icing sugar + sucre glace
    I never realized there were so many different types of sugar!
     

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