Danish: salted caramel heart

Discussion in 'Nordic Languages' started by Riveritos, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Riveritos Senior Member

    I have this Chocolate soufflé with salted caramel heart and need to translate the name into Danish.
    Is this description correct?
    Chokolade soufflé med saltet karamel hjerte

    Does anybody have a better suggestion?

    Thanks in advance
  2. bicontinental Senior Member

    English (US), Danish, bilingual
    Your translation looks fine to me. I assume that 'heart' refers to the center of the cake, i.e. that it refers to a caramel fillling rather than a heart made of caramel? If that's the case you could also just say, Chokolade soufflè med saltet karamel fyld. (But I guess your version is more appropriate for Valentine's Day:))
  3. jette(DK) Senior Member

    I would definitely spell 'chokoladesoufflé' in one single word and likewise for 'karamelfyld'.

    I would not say 'saltet', but salt.

    Hjerte is tricky! Given the Valentine's context this quite unusual phrasing might pass. One could create a pun leaning on the phrase 'et hjerte af guld' (a heart of gold, describing an extremely GOOD, kind, generous person):

    Chokolodesoufflé med et hjerte af salt karamel

    But still, the 'hjerte' sounds odd! I think my best shot would be:

    Chokolodesoufflé med salt karamelfyld

  4. JohanIII

    JohanIII Senior Member

    I see I ended up with the same suggestion over at the Swedish thread.
    But may I ask: isn't this type of filling usually made with salted butter, also in Denmark?
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2013
  5. bicontinental Senior Member

    English (US), Danish, bilingual

    Hi Jette,

    I appreciate the reminder that compound nouns are written as one word in Danish...

    I wouldn’t change ‘saltet’ to ‘salt’, though. I don’t know this particular recipe, I don’t even know if the filling tastes salty, but the English name of the recipe uses the word ‘salted’, i.e. the past participle of 'to salt/at salte'. "Saltet' is, of course, a reference to the action of having added salt whereas the adjective ‘salt’ typically is a reference to the taste. The two are semantically related, but are not necessarily synonymous. In this case the English name indicates that it is a caramel filling to which salt has been added in some form or another (salted butter?), akin to these: http://spiseliv.dk/opskrift/chokoladekage-i-fire-lag-med-saltet-karamel and http://www.boligliv.dk/mad/bagning/banankage-med-saltet-karamel/

    If on the other hand the filling was made from the product 'saltkaramel' I would use ‘…med saltkaramel-fyld’.

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