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English translation: "toast" or "fried bread"

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07:01 Nov 6, 2000
Czech to English translations [Non-PRO]
Czech term or phrase: topinka
It's a meal
Julia
English translation:"toast" or "fried bread"
Explanation:
"Toast" would be the word that I would use when translating "topinka". However, being Czech, I know that there is a huge difference between English/American "toast" and Czech topinka. While the former is dry, made in a toaster and eaten with butter and jam, the latter is more of a "fried bread", which would be a more appropriate word to use because topinka is fried, and therefore crispy and sligtly soaked with the oil used during frying. Also, it may be useful to know that Czech topinka never comes sweet. The plain way to serve it is usually with salt and a bit of garlic. Otherwise, and especially in restaurants, topinka is always topped with something like ham, some veggies and cheese. However, there are different variations of what you can get on your topinka, so read the menu carefully and enjoy!!
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Alena Heisler
United States
Local time: 00:39
Grading comment
Thank you very much for a perfect explanation!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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na"toast" or "fried bread"Alena Heisler
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Jana Klembarova
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16 mins
Topinka


Explanation:
is 'toast' or 'grilled bread'


My dictionary + the fact that I've been more than 40 times in the Czech Republic :-)?

HTH

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 07:39
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 23
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46 mins
toast


Explanation:
sliced bread made brownd and crisp by heat

Jana Klembarova
Local time: 23:39
Native speaker of: Native in SlovakSlovak
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1 hr
"toast" or "fried bread"


Explanation:
"Toast" would be the word that I would use when translating "topinka". However, being Czech, I know that there is a huge difference between English/American "toast" and Czech topinka. While the former is dry, made in a toaster and eaten with butter and jam, the latter is more of a "fried bread", which would be a more appropriate word to use because topinka is fried, and therefore crispy and sligtly soaked with the oil used during frying. Also, it may be useful to know that Czech topinka never comes sweet. The plain way to serve it is usually with salt and a bit of garlic. Otherwise, and especially in restaurants, topinka is always topped with something like ham, some veggies and cheese. However, there are different variations of what you can get on your topinka, so read the menu carefully and enjoy!!

Alena Heisler
United States
Local time: 00:39
Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
Thank you very much for a perfect explanation!

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