I was talking with a friend who lives in the Carribbean and I remember getting stuck on the word "baking soda" as in "Baking soda is a useful thing to have in the house."
Google translate has given me: bicarbonato de sodio. Is there another less technical translation?
I can imagine this being regional. When I lived in Puerto Rico, we often got away with saying the English word, just "Dame el baking soda." Certainly, the box was in English.
Example: What is "baking soda" called in a Mexican grocery store?