Fira del Tortell (URGENT!)

English translation: Tortell (ring-shaped cake) Fair

11:55 Apr 7, 2005
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Catalan term or phrase: Fira del Tortell (URGENT!)
Part of a list of events organized by the towns of Girona. I can't put an explanation because it's a title. I know what the "tortell" is, but the translation offered by Cercaterm and other sources (cake) simply doesn't make the cut. My mind's drawn a blank here, so any help would be greatly appreciated!

TIA,

Martin
Martin Perazzo
Spain
Local time: 14:40
English translation:Tortell (ring-shaped cake) Fair
Explanation:
All I can suggest is that you leave it in Catalan (maybe in italics) and/or translate it as a 'ring-shaped cake'.

Good luck!


Sheila


Tortell: A ring shaped cake made from crystallised fruits with various kinds of fillings: marzipan, cream, sweetened pumpkin, etc.

http://www.costabrava.org/ang/gastronomia/ga_16.htm


Costa Brava - Pirineu de Girona - Cultura / Les Festes - Febrer
... who number three in representation of the town's three districts, carry bouquets
of flowers and carry a tortell (ring-shaped cake) over their arms. ...
www.costabrava.org/ang/cultura/fe_febre.htm - 8k - Còpia en memòria - Pàgines semblants

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I\'ve also seen it described as an \'O-shaped cake\' but I personally prefer \'ring-shaped\'.

tortell

Tortell (Catalan [turt\'eλ]) is a Catalan typically O-shaped pastry stuffed with marzipan, that on some special occasions is topped with glazed fruit.

Below image of a Tortell de Reis, traditionally eaten on January 6, the day of the Three Wise Men according to the Catholic liturgical calendar. This size, approx. 50 cm diameter, usually serves 8 people.

This tortell de reis contains two hidden surprises: a dried fava bean, and a little figurine the same size. The person who gets the figurine in their cut gets to wear the paper crown. The person who gets the dried fava bean in their cut gets to pay for the tortell.


A similar tradition in and around New Orleans, Louisiana is the king cake.


http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1gt0zmzeitzvx...

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Note added at 14 mins (2005-04-07 12:09:36 GMT)
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Wow,Martin - poor you! Well, would \'Ring-shaped cake Fair\' be possible??? Sounds weird to me, but I can\'t think of much else in English.

Good luck!


Sheila
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Sheila Hardie
Spain
Local time: 14:40
Grading comment
I'm not even going to start about the discussion I had with the client... suffice to say it took me over 1/2 hour on the phone, but she finally accepted my (our) point of view :-)
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Tortell (ring-shaped cake) Fair


Explanation:
All I can suggest is that you leave it in Catalan (maybe in italics) and/or translate it as a 'ring-shaped cake'.

Good luck!


Sheila


Tortell: A ring shaped cake made from crystallised fruits with various kinds of fillings: marzipan, cream, sweetened pumpkin, etc.

http://www.costabrava.org/ang/gastronomia/ga_16.htm


Costa Brava - Pirineu de Girona - Cultura / Les Festes - Febrer
... who number three in representation of the town's three districts, carry bouquets
of flowers and carry a tortell (ring-shaped cake) over their arms. ...
www.costabrava.org/ang/cultura/fe_febre.htm - 8k - Còpia en memòria - Pàgines semblants

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Note added at 12 mins (2005-04-07 12:07:14 GMT)
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I\'ve also seen it described as an \'O-shaped cake\' but I personally prefer \'ring-shaped\'.

tortell

Tortell (Catalan [turt\'eλ]) is a Catalan typically O-shaped pastry stuffed with marzipan, that on some special occasions is topped with glazed fruit.

Below image of a Tortell de Reis, traditionally eaten on January 6, the day of the Three Wise Men according to the Catholic liturgical calendar. This size, approx. 50 cm diameter, usually serves 8 people.

This tortell de reis contains two hidden surprises: a dried fava bean, and a little figurine the same size. The person who gets the figurine in their cut gets to wear the paper crown. The person who gets the dried fava bean in their cut gets to pay for the tortell.


A similar tradition in and around New Orleans, Louisiana is the king cake.


http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1gt0zmzeitzvx...

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Note added at 14 mins (2005-04-07 12:09:36 GMT)
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Wow,Martin - poor you! Well, would \'Ring-shaped cake Fair\' be possible??? Sounds weird to me, but I can\'t think of much else in English.

Good luck!


Sheila

Sheila Hardie
Spain
Local time: 14:40
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
I'm not even going to start about the discussion I had with the client... suffice to say it took me over 1/2 hour on the phone, but she finally accepted my (our) point of view :-)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Chutzpahtic (X): This is a "fair" translation given the client's demands...:)
20 mins
  -> thanks, Lupita -yes, this sounds like a very demanding client...

agree  Berni Armstrong: Idiotic clients like this deserve "Ring Shaped Cake Fair" ;-)
3 hrs
  -> or worse!!!:-)) thanks, Berni!

agree  patrick32
3 hrs
  -> thanks, Patrick:-)

agree  translatol: Sounds delicious.
4 hrs
  -> thanks, translatol, yes - the cake does, but not the translation:-))
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