Pfannkuchen

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Etymology[edit]

Pfanne (pan) +‎ Kuchen (cake). Cognate to Low German Pannkauken (pancake).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈ(p)fanˌkuːxən/, /ˈ(p)faŋ-/, [-xn̩], [-xŋ̍]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Pfannkuchen m (strong, genitive Pfannkuchens, plural Pfannkuchen)

  1. a pancake
    Synonym: (Austrian) Palatschinke f
  2. (regional, Eastern Germany, especially Brandenburg and Berlin) a filled doughnut, a Berliner
    Synonyms: Berliner m, Berliner Ballen m, Berliner Pfannkuchen m

Usage notes[edit]

  • German pancakes are usually eaten for lunch or supper. They are also wider and often thinner than their American equivalents. Therefore, American breakfast pancakes are sometimes called Pancakes when offered by German cafés.

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