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    Is French bread always long? Can it have the shape of a bread roll? Can they have the same taste, i.e., can they have the same ingredients? I“ve googled them and seen the pictures, but couldn“t come to a conclusion... And more: if I“m not mistaken: the first one is uncountable, and the second is countable, probably because of the shape. Am I right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Is French bread always long? No, it is not always long, but most are long.

    Can it have the shape of a bread roll? Yes, it can. And it is inside those kind of breads that you could find the most variety of tastes. they are almost all different to one another

    Can they have the same taste, i.e., can they have the same ingredients? The shape of a bread does not give a particular taste, it especially depends on the will of the confectionner. However, I must reckon that sometimes, according to the shape of the bread, you will get a particular taste because the confectionner, for that special shape, will give a different taste.

    I“ve googled them and seen the pictures, but couldn“t come to a conclusion... And more: if I“m not mistaken: the first one is uncountable, and the second is countable, probably because of the shape. Am I right?
    We French are proud of our breads and above all we keep having diner with bread and wine and at the end of diner, the cheeses of course


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    If the French bread can be as small as a bread roll, can it be countable? I mean, can I say I ate two French breads this morning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    If the French bread can be as small as a bread roll, can it be countable? I mean, can I say I ate two French breads this morning?
    I have just looked it up and it would be uncountable. Therefore, I have eaten two French bread this morning

    By the way, a worthwhile question because I have just seen a mistake or so in my previous post


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    Smile Re: bread

    Dear friends, I'm afraid there's no "french bread" in the UK or US, I presume it is made in France only.

    "bread" is defined as any food made from flour, so, it can be anything!

    A friend from England showed me this once:

    ENGLISH .............PORTUGUESE

    - Loaf ............... Pćo de fōrma
    - Loaf ............... Baguete
    - Slice ............... Fatia
    - Sliced loaf ....... Pćo de fōrma fatiado
    - Bun ................ Pćo de hambśrguer
    - Roll ................ Pćozinho francźs
    - Soft roll .......... Pćo para cachorro quente
    - Small roll ......... Bisnaguinha

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited by Offroad; 06-Nov-2008 at 18:38.

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