"Három kiflim van, de csak két zsebem."

Translation:I have three kiflis, but only two pockets.

August 25, 2016



Can anyone explain this sentence. If it were skirts or pants then I could see how pockets are involved. But crescents? Please help

August 25, 2016


It's a bad choice of English word. "Croissant" might be better, though a Hungarian kifli is not quite the same as a French croissant, I suppose. It's a crescent-shaped pastry or bread roll.

Try doing an image search for kifli and/or kiflik.

I suppose Duo has been in a bakery and bought some kiflik and now doesn't know where to put them.

August 25, 2016


It should not be translated at all, if English has no own word for it.

Croissants are called Croissants in Austria, and Kipferl are Kipferl.

kifli in Hungarian, rohlík in Czech, Kipferl in Austrian German, кифла/kifla in Serbian, "kifla" in Croatian and Bosnian, corn in Romanian, рогалик/rogalik in Russian, рогалик/rohalyk in Ukrainian, кифла in Bulgarian, кифла in Macedonian, rožok in Slovak and rogal in Polish. In Danish and Swedish, it is called giffel

Croissant has been established under that name sometime in mid 19th century, Kipferl/ Kifli have unproven origin stories going back some centuries to the Turk wars, but only Hörnchen (which is more or less the same) seems to be documented almost a thousand years.

July 29, 2018


Kiflik are great! I bake tiny sweet ones for Christmas every year, with a cinnamon and walnut filling.

March 18, 2017


Ok, yes I actually had one funnily enough yesterday and now I can understand the need for the pockets. Thanks so much

August 26, 2016


Sounds like a wise proverb! My mother-in-law's family brought a recipe for kifli when they came from Slovakia years ago and we still enjoy them at Christmas.

March 31, 2017

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This is a kifli: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kifli

It's a baked roll that is crescent-shaped, a bit like a croissant, although they are made in different ways.

March 28, 2019
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