Off topic: TRLDLNIC ??? I am looking for an old Czech word
Thread poster: DeborahRuth

DeborahRuth
Local time: 23:59
Oct 12, 2011

I visited CeskyKrumlov. A Czech tour guide, Daisy, pointed to a sign over a ?bakery shop, which had the word TRLDLNIC or TRDLYNIC or ?????. The guide said this word meant "very clumsy" or "inept" or "very awkward" in Czech. Can anyone tell me what the correct word is, and how it is pronounced????

much thanks, Deb


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Daniel Šebesta  Identity Verified
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Trdelník Oct 13, 2011

Hi Deb,

I think the word you're looking for is "trdelník," which is pronounced [tr̩dɛlɲiːk].

Daniel


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Jiri Farkac  Identity Verified
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trdelník Oct 13, 2011

See the link:
http://www.skalica.sk/cest_ruch/trdelnik/index.en.php?lang=en

The name has nothing to do with the "very awkward people" - this is another meaning of the word "trdlo"

The trdlo, from which the trdelník is derived, means a wooden stick for crushing in a mortar.


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Blanka Salkova  Identity Verified
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yep Oct 13, 2011

Absolutely Daniel,

and this is what it looks like http://www.google.cz/search?q=trdelník&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:cs:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=cs&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1280&bih=862

It´s delicious.

Blanka

[Edited at 2011-10-13 08:54 GMT]


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DeborahRuth
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TRDELNIK Oct 13, 2011

I appreciate your help, Jiri, Daniel and Blanka. I remember my tour guide, Daisy, explained that a frustrated and inept person might use a large stick to try to fix something (like a computer???) and you might say this person is behaving like a "trdelnik".
And they are delicious too.
Děkuji, Deborah

[Edited at 2011-10-13 15:37 GMT]


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