braten vs anbraten

What is the difference?

June 15, 2018


Examples that may help: Anbraten is when you brown meats before before you put them in crockpot or in a stew. It just browns the meat.

Braten is when you roast Brat kartoffle meaning roast potatoes.

June 16, 2018

I googled the definition as well but both mean roast...

June 15, 2018

Not exactly. Please have a look at the translations given in LEO: "anbraten" is short: sauté. "Braten", on the other hand, rather means finishing the process.

June 15, 2018

Googling by itself is not necessarily helpful. You need to go to reliable sources such as the two given here (linguee has the additional advantage that is offers bilingual material in which the search term is used).

June 15, 2018
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