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04:31 Jul 12, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Science
French term or phrase: bretzel
une nouvelle plate-forme en forme de bretzel....?do you think they mean pretzel??
Amanda Calleri
Italy
Local time: 23:12
English translation:pretzel
Explanation:
Yes, they do. Bretzel is the original alsatian word, which got changed to Pretzel when Polish and German immigrants sold them on the streets in the US. Their accents changed the B to P.
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Sean Henderson-Peal
Local time: 23:12
Grading comment
illuminating!
thanx
Amanda
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2pretzel
Sean Henderson-Peal
napretzel, bretzel
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
napretzel
Mary Worby


  

Answers


8 mins
pretzel


Explanation:
Yes - they do. 'bretzel' is the French word for 'pretzel'!

Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 484
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9 mins peer agreement (net): +2
pretzel


Explanation:
Yes, they do. Bretzel is the original alsatian word, which got changed to Pretzel when Polish and German immigrants sold them on the streets in the US. Their accents changed the B to P.

Sean Henderson-Peal
Local time: 23:12
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
illuminating!
thanx
Amanda

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Daphne b: But Germans don't call it Pretzel, they call it Bretzel!
7 mins
  -> Indeed. But Bretzel pronounced with a german accent sound like Pretzel to an english ear. :-)

agree  jgal: Pretzel is Yiddish and most of those immigrants were Jews fleeing the nazis...
5 hrs
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59 mins
pretzel, bretzel


Explanation:
And here's a place where you can gen up of the history of the bretzel...

http://www.alsace-a-table.com/histoire bretzel.htm


    Reference: http://www.alsace-a-table.com/histoire%20bretzel.htm
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 23:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
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