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"Wienerbrød er søde."

Translation:Danish pastries are sweet.

January 7, 2015

27 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/epac-mcl

"Danish pastry is sweet" should be accepted, as "pastry" is a collective name for pastries.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/btwillbethere

In this sentence it can't because the adjective, 'søde', is plural.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LucBE
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So wienerbrød is plural?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/btwillbethere

In this sentence, yes. It's because weinerbrød is an uncountable noun so you'd have to look at the adjective instead weather it's plural or not.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duKaren

I think you have to say et stykke wienerbrød for a single Danish pastry


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jblakd

"Danish pastries are cute" should be accepted! Look at those little Danish flags!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Norwegiannorm

Does anyone know exactly what wienerbrød is?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xneb

A Danish pastry (lit. Vienna bread, due to its Austrian origins). It's a sweet pastry usually filled with jam


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Norwegiannorm

Oh, so its a danish


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chaered

Except in Denmark, apparently, it is an Austrian. Now we need an Austrian to tell us what these are called in Vienna.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/celticranger

Well the German word for it is 'Plunderstück', where 'plunder' refers to the type of dough used. (Would have been nice if they had blamed it on the English though.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hertzum

Plunder in English, means loot.. maybe it was introduced in a German speaking region by an Englishman who robbed it from someone.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/22decembre

in US, it's danish (according to the many series I am fan of...)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Blkx-Darkreaper

There are actually many different kinds of wienerbrød in danmark. Not just the one kind we get in north america. Kringler is a favourite of mine, and paris snegl which are filled with chocolate


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LucBE
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So a paris snegl danish is a French type of 'Viennese bread'...

Now I don't understand why the Danish voted Nej on the Retsforbehold.

:-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chilvence

My mind is totally blown by this. My whole life I have been believing in a lie.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brjaga
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Those look so much better than any danishes I've ever gotten in the US!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steven_Dorey

Interesting! In French, we'd call that a "viennoiserie", so I should have clued in.


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    Yes, what precious irony!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris463291

    Wienerbrød doesn't actually have a true English equivalent, it is a bit like æbleskiver. In fact in Denmark they actually now sell what the rest of us call Danish Pastry, because too many visitors used to complain when they got Wienerbrød rather than what they thought they were ordering. As far as I'm concerned Wienerbrød is way nicer!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Snommelp

    So the W in wienerbrød is pronounced the same way it's pronounced in German, ja?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hagtar

    Natürlich. Wien is always pronounced like 'Vin' in Danish Funny compound loan word/native word.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rich524475

    Please change your translation of "vienerbrød" and just call it "vienerbrød" just as the Danes do; and do not call it Danish pastries. For those who have not had it, vienerbrød is a flat puff-pastry usually layered with marzipan or other sweet jam or paste and sugar added to the sides of the pastry. It is a specific Danish party with Austrian origins hence the name.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stew197300

    Agreed, there's other food where we are supposed to use the danish word.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlonGrossm

    In herd that in austria they call the "berliner"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

    No, Berliner are a different baked good, balls of dough filled with jam:

    Berlin!

    Wienerbrød is called "Plunder" in German.

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