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    A few words for the noobies - food

    I was interpreting for my friend while I was in the Ukraine.
    While we were in a restaurant he wanted a salad with only "tomatos" and "cucumbers" and I did not know either word. It was rather embarassing not to know such simple words. For all you future interpreters out there, here are some essential words.

    pear = груша
    peach = персик
    cherry = вишня
    cucumber = огурец
    tomato = помидор
    greens = зелень
    lettuce = латук
    mushroom = гриб
    olive = маслина
    raisin = изюм
    grape = виноград
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    Re: A few words for the noobies - food

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    lettuce = латук
    The usual word for lettuce here is "салат". Maybe yours is Ukrainian?
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    olive = маслина
    You can also say "оливка" for olive - I think these words are pretty much equal.
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    Some people call green olives "оливки" and black olives "маслины". But I don't know whether it is right

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    Re: A few words for the noobies - food

    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    lettuce = латук
    The usual word for lettuce here is "салат". Maybe yours is Ukrainian?
    It's not Ukrainian and both names are right.
    Actually the proper name is "салат-латук" but people used to shorten this.

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