Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by celine713, Oct 31, 2006.
Un paquet de sucre en poudre=?
what kind of "paquet"is it?
I mean how to say it in English? Thanks!
a pack / bag / box of granulated sugar
Isn't sucre en poudre powdered sugar?
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.
Granulated sugar is the correct translation.
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 ?
Oops, I think I erred. I THINK you are looking for caster sugar. Désolé.
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).
So just for fun then... how do you say powdered sugar (or icing sugar) in French?
Dear friends, here is a link1 and link2 for your reference and for fun
Thank you all!
icing sugar + sucre glace
I never realized there were so many different types of sugar!
Separate names with a comma.