I'm dutch speaking (from flanders) and I have never heard of this idiom before!
That's because you are a poffertje without sugar! Only true poffertjes with sugar know about this sentence!
Hahahaha thanks for this
Must be a very local idiomatic expression; native speaker from Amsterdam, never heard of it.........
I'm Dutch too and I've never heard this sentence either...
I agree, I live in Noord-Brabant and never heard of it either
South Holland, neither... Like it though.
You all got played like a fiddl... poffertjes without sugar!
Why are you guys here?? Are you editors?
Hahaha, great sentence. Not common though, as a native speaker I've never used it or heard it.
Why can't we use, "zoals" here?
At this point I'm just doing this course because the sentences make me laugh.
They really say that.
Is there an English translation of this, or is this a nonsense sentence? I'm guessing this is some idiom...
It is a simile. Poffertjes are not very good without powdered sugar on top. :)
Is it a commonly used simile?
I don't think so. That doesn't make it nonsense, though.
I agree - it makes perfect sense to me, and it's a clever phrase.