Ever stood in the grocery store, staring at all the little spice containers, trying to figure out which you wanted by how it looked, because you didn’t know the local word for what you wanted? And only later did you discover you’d bought tumeric instead of curry?
Or have you stood there, trying to discreetly sniff at the packets or jars to figure out what they might be . . . only to overload your nose and suddenly have a sneezing fit?
Here’s the answer to your problem!
Three cruisers have provided translation lists — all are PDFs. You can download as many as you want, and put them on many devices as you wish (putting them on your phone to have at the market can be helpful). You may print them out.
- One is just Spanish but includes several baking items as well
- One includes 6 languages– Danish, German, French, Spanish and Italian, as well as English
- One is Indonesian
Download any or all three of the Lists of Spice Names in Foreign Languages that I’ve collected:
When you click the link, the document will immediately open on your computer, tablet or phone.
BE SURE TO SAVE THE PDF ON YOUR DEVICE(S) so you can refer to it when you aren’t connected to the internet. You are welcome to print out a copy, too.
iPAD/iPHONE USERS: To save a PDF document from the browser, tap near the top of the document in the iPad/iPhone browser window and choose “Open in iBooks.” To save a PDF document from the browser, tap near the top of the document in the iPad/iPhone browser window and choose “Open in iBooks.”