Can You Translate This German Food?

Imagine you’re talking to an English-speaking colleague about some of the food you like. Would you know how to translate the words?

Here’s a list to test you. You’ll find the answers below.

Jägerschnitzel
Folienkartoffeln
Blattgemüse
Bratensoße
Dinkelbrot
Eisbein
Frikadellen
Brathähnchen
Kartoffelbrei
Apfeltasche
Knödel
Kotelett
Pfannengemüse
Rosenkohl

Was this easy or diffcult? How many words did you know?

The translations
Jägerschnitzel – escalope with mushrooms and peppers
Folienkartoffeln – potatoes in their jackets
Blattgemüse – leafy vegetables | greens
Bratensoße – gravy
Dinkelbrot – spelt bread
Eisbein – pig’s trotter | knuckle of pork
Frikadellen – meat balls
Brathähnchen – grilled chicken
Kartoffelbrei – mashed potatoes
Apfeltasche – apple turnover
Knödel – dumplings
Kotelett – chop
Pfannengemüse – stir-fry vegetables
Rosenkohl – Brussel sprouts

I hope you’re not too hungry now! 😉

2 Comments

  1. Hi Christine!
    Thank you for your spark!
    I am always happy when I find out that my Englisch words are not gone so far. Except two words, I still know them all.
    The ‚ Folienkartoffel‘ I got to know in England ( Sussex, London) simply as ‚ jacket potatoes‘. There were restaurants for example in Hasting who only served them with different toppings.
    With pre Christmas greetings🎄🎅
    Gabi

    Reply
    • Hi Gabi,
      Good that you knew most of the words. I’m very impressed! Yes, you’re right. They’re often just called ‘jacket potatoes’ or even ‘baked potatoes’. Actually they’re one of my favourites. I even make them without the foil!
      My Season’s Greetings to you, too.
      Christine

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