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What's German for Churro?

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I would call it Berliner(-Krapfen). But it has another shape and is filled with jam.

 

In parts of East-Germany a Pfannkuchen is the same as a Berliner/Krapfen.

 

Where I am from (north-western Germany) a Pfannkuchen is a pancake, in Low-German it is called Pannkoken.

 

And what we call Pfannkuchen the others call Eierkuchen.

 

Confused now?! biggrin.gif

 

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post #122 of 240

I know it as Berliner.

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and let's not forget the german Inspector Harry, he's been on french TV every afternoon for the past 30 years or so:

 

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They've recently tried to remaster it, but strangely they haven't messed w/ the greenish colorimetry at all...the only thing they've done is using some poorly configured generic DNR that smears the picture completely. But I think video noise looks ugly on cheap 6-bit dithered LCD screens, so that would explain their choice.

post #124 of 240
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I was always wondering why german is a germanic and french is a romance language.

although they are neighbours.



Romance languages are all derived from Latin, so it's just a matter of where the Romans conquered.

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In parts of East-Germany a Pfannkuchen is the same as a Berliner/Krapfen.

 

>> Where I live a Pfannkuchen as known as "Übers Knie gerollt" has nothing to do with a Krapfen :)))

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and let's not forget the german Inspector Harry, he's been on french TV every afternoon for the past 30 years or so:

 

They've recently tried to remaster it, but strangely they haven't messed w/ the greenish colorimetry at all...the only thing they've done is using some poorly configured generic DNR that smears the picture completely. But I think video noise looks ugly on cheap 6-bit dithered LCD screens, so that would explain their choice.

 

 

I know the French like him... Derrick... but I don't know why... he's so booooooring...

 

Some of the French comedy is great... Neuf mois, Les visiteurs, Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis, Taxi 2, Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain, etc. are great films. smily_headphones1.gif

post #127 of 240

so Horst Tapper isn't a legend in Germany as well? [:ienchangel]

 

well, he's only being played on the government owned channel for elder ppl...and it's a great filler I guess.

 

Another thing I find greatly annoying in France and Germany is that everything's dubbed...I really can't stand dubs. It sounds ridiculous, and -like it or not but- english is the international language..german hasn't been for a while, and french hasn't been since the mid 20th century.

 

Learn english or pass up on a lot of things, plain simple...the dutch don't dub movies, and they all speak more or less fluent english. The french and the germans don't, because they're too cool for that. We even have laws to forbid using english words in french written press.

post #128 of 240
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Learn english or pass up on a lot of things, plain simple...the dutch don't dub movies, and they all speak more or less fluent english. The french and the germans don't, because they're too cool for that. We even have laws to forbid using english words in french written press.


I totally agree with you.

 

But I often think this is because our governments want to keep us dumb... and -at least in Germany- many people really are...

 

I have lived for a long time near the Dutch border in Germany and so I could watch Dutch TV... and by that I learned a bit English and Dutch... :)

post #129 of 240
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I totally agree with you.

 

But I often think this is because our governments want to keep us dumb... and -at least in Germany- many people really are...

 

Are what?? I dont think to start talking like that is good..

post #130 of 240

 

Originally Posted by Nordwestlicht View Post

 

I often think this is because our governments want to keep us dumb...

 

Well, they wanna make damn sure that their citizens cannot work abroad so they can pay their taxes in their native country.

 

In France, the tax office doesn't make any money on rich ppl(due to fiscal niches) nor on poor ppl(due to social benefits)...but they make a hell lot of money on all the ppl in-between. And since the EURO currency has been introduced, EEC has been sinking big time. They want their people to pay for their own mistakes.

post #131 of 240
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Well, they wanna make damn sure that their citizens cannot work abroad so they can pay their taxes in their native country.

 

In France, the tax office doesn't many any money on rich ppl(due to fiscal niches) nor on poor ppl(due to social benefits)...but they make a hell lot of money on all the ppl in-between. And since the EURO currency has been introduced, EEC is sinking big time. They want the people to pay for their own mistakes.

Hm..no I dont think so. I ve paid for all my mistakes and yeahhh I pay a lot for the state. EEC is good IMO, In consequence to $US it is quite good or other side quite bad :). I stopped hearing sth. bout the "quality" of my money because I am living right now and what I earn is what I buy..
 

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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post


 

Learn english or pass up on a lot of things, plain simple...the dutch don't dub movies, and they all speak more or less fluent english. The french and the germans don't, because they're too cool for that. We even have laws to forbid using english words in french written press.

 

 

although i find it worse with french and i meet french people every day.

 

post #133 of 240

Quite surprised about the positive "brand image" Germany seems to have these days. I'm personally more of the critical camp though, must be the age (*1966). Goethe is as much part of my personal german identity as Auschwitz is. ph34r.gif And I think Germans should stick to their engine building sort of engineering. The Asians are just so much better when it goes to electronical stuff (has anybody ever worked with a good Siemens mainboard?)

 

And I'm deeply ashamed that sh*t like Scooter & the Scorpions are of german origin... evil_smiley.gif

post #134 of 240

any immigrants who live in Germany here?

 

I would be interested in their general opinion of Germany.

As a PM would be nice.

post #135 of 240

Kartoffel, Sauerkraut, Currywurst... and last but not least - OKTOBERFEST! :P

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