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Krüstchen

English translation: petite crust

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German term or phrase:Krüstchen
English translation:petite crust
Entered by: Dierk Seeburg

08:30 Feb 27, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Krüstchen
Am currently trying to translate a menu. Can someone please explain or offer a translation for "Krüstchen", which is something served on toast?
Heather
petite crust
Explanation:
Crusty, as the previous answer suggested is the adjectiv, not the noun as in this case, to Kruste or crust. With '~chen' being the diminutive form of nouns I suggest petite crust for a context like '"Kruestchen" Schnitzel auf Toast mit gerahmten Champignons, Spiegelei und Salatgarnitur'. There may be a more technical translation (any cooks out there?), but this would suffice as a first approach. I'm getting hungry as we speak.
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Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 06:46
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Summary of answers provided
naDelicate crust
Anka Andrews (X)
napetite crust
Dierk Seeburg
nacrusty
Birgit Samuel


  

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41 mins
crusty


Explanation:
Krüstchen derives from the word Kruste which means crust. The ending "chen" is added when something is small or when it is just a little bit of it. In this case it would mean that it is slightly crusty or you bake until a small crust shows.

Birgit Samuel
United States
Local time: 05:46
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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2 hrs
petite crust


Explanation:
Crusty, as the previous answer suggested is the adjectiv, not the noun as in this case, to Kruste or crust. With '~chen' being the diminutive form of nouns I suggest petite crust for a context like '"Kruestchen" Schnitzel auf Toast mit gerahmten Champignons, Spiegelei und Salatgarnitur'. There may be a more technical translation (any cooks out there?), but this would suffice as a first approach. I'm getting hungry as we speak.


    Reference: http://www.gasthof-becker.com/speisenk.htm
Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 06:46
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 404
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12 hrs
Delicate crust


Explanation:
Without additional context, especially an idea of what it is which will have the Krüstchen, I offer "delicate crust". Something is being baked or otherwise prepared just long enough to form just the merest hint of a crust, hence the use of the diminutive. Another possibility is "crispy". Whatever it is, send the recipe!

Anka A.


Anka Andrews (X)
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