"La nostra pasticceria è piccola."

Translation:Our bakery is small.

June 18, 2013

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/isakam

Why not "confectionery"?

December 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mprdo

In south Texas, and mid-coastal California, a confectionEry/confectionary is a gussied up candy store (sweets shop). 10Jul15

July 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/lindypenguin

There is no Italian cognate for the word "bakery", pasticceria sells sweets (a 'pastry shop') whereas a panetteria sells bread (a 'bread shop') - there aren't really stores analagous to bakeries in english speaking countries.

December 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/buwaya

How about "patisserie"?

April 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/magofa

Why is "cake shop" incorrect when the hover over shows it as an answer

June 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Stronzia

There are involved different culinary traditions: in Italy there aren't bakeries! If I'm not wrong at the Anglo-Saxon bakery you can buy cakes, puddings, muffins, meat pie.. sweety and salty things, anything "baked". Traditionally you can't buy creams or jellies in a bakery, do you?

In Italy, "panetteria" is where you buy bread (a lot of type of bread) and nothing else (maybe some biscuits, of course nothing with meat); "pasticceria" is where you buy only sweets: cakes, creams, tiramisù, biscuits, fingerfoods, candies, chocolate etc. (nothing salty and no bread); "gastronomia" is where you buy all the rest "baked" (lasagna, roast beef, meat pie etc.)

I don't know how duolingo chose the right answer.. it depend on the context, I think.

June 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/botticellia

pasticceria is really more of a pastry shop, which would include more than just cakes. It's a bakery, but with sweet and semi sweet treats only, really.

September 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ashlward

His point was, if it's not a cake shop, then why is it on the hover-over?

Is it for certain contexts, or is it just wrong altogether?

November 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnKimin

The sound doesn't come out very well.

May 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ptrshl60

La pasticceria IS NOT A BAKERY! That wouild be a paneterria

February 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/calmandraindrops

Well, then maybe cake shop shouldn't be shown as a translation for the word. Either that or it should be accepted as a correct answer.

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kkulonja

Ma questo non è vero!! C'è uno sbaglio qui! Vedi: 'la pasticceria' non è 'the bakery', però significa 'a confectionery' (= a store, where the sweets are sold!)! La traduzione esatta per 'the bakery' (= a store, where the bread is sold!) è 'la panetteria' ("Il nostro pane quotidiano.." = "Our daily bread..") o ancora meglio 'il panificio'. Siccome non c'è di pochissima sbagliata qui, è proprio e davvero così! ;)

September 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RashawnDefaria

pastery is bakery i meant the same thing and they said i was wrong

November 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TimEpstein

"Cake shop" was accepted in another DL sentence but not this one. I have reported this inconsistancy

February 24, 2019
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