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English translation: Kinder Surprise

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00:43 Jul 2, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Kinderüberraschung; Kinderschokolade
Does anybody know how they are called in English?
Sabine Trautewein
Local time: 14:26
English translation:Kinder Surprise
Explanation:
Imaginitive, I know!

Not sure if we have Kinderschokolade, but I suppose it would be Kinder Chocolate by analogy.

HTH

Mary
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Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:26
Grading comment
Vielen Dank an alle, leider kann man nur einmal Punkte vergeben, sonst hätte jeder von mir 4 Punkte erhalten.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +3Kinder Surprise
Mary Worby
na +1Kinder Surprise or Kinder eggJudith Schmid
na +1Kinder Surprise
Daniela Mühling
nachocolate products for childrenNancy Schmeing
naChildren surprise , Children chocolateElster
na -1Children's treatstransatgees


  

Answers


3 mins peer agreement (net): +3
Kinder Surprise


Explanation:
Imaginitive, I know!

Not sure if we have Kinderschokolade, but I suppose it would be Kinder Chocolate by analogy.

HTH

Mary


    lots of time spent in chocolate shops!
Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2770
Grading comment
Vielen Dank an alle, leider kann man nur einmal Punkte vergeben, sonst hätte jeder von mir 4 Punkte erhalten.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Florin Badea: Definitely!
5 mins

agree  Sonia Rowland: My husband has an 'Ei'-collection to prove it!
1 hr

agree  Judith Schmid
1 hr
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29 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Kinder Surprise


Explanation:
Kinder is a brand name of chocolate manufactured by the Ferraro company in Italy. They also manufacture the delicious chocolate/hazelnut spread called Nutella. Kinder Surprise Eggs are hollow milk chocolate eggs with a toy inside, hence the 'surprise'. They are distributed in almost every country of the world, except the United States where they have been deemed dangerous to young children because of the tiny toy inside which could cause choking. In English speaking countries such as Canada (where I have purchased many Kinder Surprise Eggs), they are indeed called Kinder Surprise.

Daniela Mühling
Spain
Local time: 14:26
PRO pts in pair: 107

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Judith Schmid
1 hr
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36 mins peer agreement (net): -1
Children's treats


Explanation:
Given that Kinder is a brand name for a chocolate manufacturer, is a pun intended here on "Kinder"?

transatgees
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:26
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 768

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson: Yes, it's a pun.
5 mins

disagree  Daniela Mühling: As I described above, Kinder Surprise is an official product name and should not be altered.
5 mins

disagree  Mary Worby: There's no pun. 'Kinder' is only used as a brand name outside German-speaking countries.
15 mins
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
Kinder Surprise or Kinder egg


Explanation:
It's true the brand name for the Überraschungsei is Kinder Surprise in English - I agree with the answers above.

It depends on your context though. When people talk about the eggs, they tend to say "Kinder eggs" instead of "Kinder Surprise".




    living in Britain & Ireland, eating loads of Kinder eggs
Judith Schmid
France
Local time: 14:26
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 96

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Claire Nelson: The children I have and know call them "chocolate eggs" "toy eggs" and even "Easter eggs"!
1 hr
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5 hrs
chocolate products for children


Explanation:
Everyone's right about Kinder Surprise. However, Kinderschokolade may be the generic concept, as above. I haven't seen it as a brand name and it is not appropriate for one, as too general and not catchy.

Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 08:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 328
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10 hrs
Children surprise , Children chocolate


Explanation:
nach bestem Wissen übersetzt

Elster
PRO pts in pair: 3
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