Learning Languages With… Ketchup?

I went to the cafe in the supermarket the other day. Well, you have to… walking around the store pushing a trolley is hard work, so you need a break. Anyway, once we’d ordered the food and found the table, I was looking at the ketchup sachets and something didn’t seem right. Below is an image of the front of the packet.

The front of a tomato ketchup sachet, with translations of the contents
Not trying to advertise here at all. Honest

Surely not all of the languages listed have the translation of “Tomato ketchup” as “Tomato ketchup”? Let’s see shall Google translate says, shall we…

Language Ketchup Sachet Google Translate
Spanish (es) Tomato Ketchup Salsa De Tomate
Portuguese (pt) Tomato Ketchup Tomato ketchup
French (fr) Tomato Ketchup Tomato Ketchup
Norwegian (no) Tomato Ketchup Tomato Ketchup
Danish (da) Tomato Ketchup Tomat Ketchup
Swedish (sv) Tomato Ketchup tomat ketchup
Finnish (fi) Tomato Ketchup tomaattiketsuppi
Greek (el) Tomáta KétΣaΠ ΚΕΤΣΑΠ
Turkish (tr) Ketçap Domates Ketçap
Italian (it) Tomato Ketchup Tomato Ketchup

Well, 4 out of 10 (or 6 out of 10 if you’re being lenient) isn’t that bad of a score, and if this is correct, I can now speak 4 more languages than I thought I could. Why wasn’t it as easy as this when I was in lessons learning it?

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