Ragù

Big Cajun

New Member
English
I can not find the word " ragu" in the Italian dictionary. Please help me out. Is this a made up word ? Thanks Big Cajun
 
  • Lolito

    New Member
    Italian
    Big Cajun said:
    I can not find the word " ragu" in the Italian dictionary. Please help me out. Is this a made up word ? Thanks Big Cajun
    "Ragù" is a sauce for Italian pasta made by meat and tomatoes.
    Hope this helps :)

    Cheers
     

    Lolito

    New Member
    Italian
    Big Cajun said:
    But if this is so then why is it not in the Dictionary?????
    Even the most comprehensive dictionaries may miss something.
    "Ragù" (with accent on final "u") is an actual word, believe me :)
     

    Big Cajun

    New Member
    English
    Thanks but I just wanted to look and see. I thought it was just an American slang for the sauce. I will still look for the word but can not find it. Thanks
     

    Idioteque

    Senior Member
    Italy - Italian
    Big Cajun said:
    Thanks but I just wanted to look and see. I thought it was just an American slang for the sauce. I will still look for the word but can not find it. Thanks
    You can find it here ;)
     

    TrentinaNE

    Senior Member
    USA
    English (American)
    Raphillon said:
    Ragù is definitely an Italian word :)
    Che situ interessante, Raphillon! Ma mi fa rimpiangere che abbia solamente dell'insalata per pranzo oggi. :(

    Elisabetta
     

    Juri

    Senior Member
    italian/Slovenia
    Quasi incredibile, ma vero:il ragu arriva in italiano dal francese "ragout", ripreso a sua volta dal latino "gustus".
    Esiste anche il verbo "ragoutter",che significa risvegliare l'appetito.
     

    anglomania1

    Senior Member
    UK English
    Hi,
    I'm just a bit late here!!:eek:
    Anyway, I think you can use ragout in English, too - it's in my Oxford dictionary.
    But I think most Brits would simply say Bolognese sauce or meat sauce, don't you think?
    Any comments?
    Anglo:)
     

    Francesco22

    Senior Member
    italiano
    Hi guys...
    what if I have to say "ragù di pesce"? I thought "fish sauce" was the right solution, but googling it I found it's a sort of drink made with fish and salted water... bleah!!!
    How do you usually call it in England/USA?!
     
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