General vocabulary: Gelateria: ice cream parlour Gelato: ice cream Granita: slush (usually with syrups on top) Gusto: (plural: gusti) flavor Cono: cone Coppetta: paper cup Cucchiaino: tiny spoon Scontrino: receipt
Types of ice cream: Creme: creamy icecream Alla frutta: fruity flavored
Most popular flavors: Stracciatella: vanilla and chocolate chips Bacio: (literally: kiss) hazelnut and chocolate cream from this very famous Italian chocolate Zuppa Inglese: (literally: English soup) a dessert based icecream on sponge cake. Recipes vary but the main ingredients are milk, cream, egg yolks, sugar, a dash of Alchermes and bits of sponge cake. Crema: Italian crema is a pale yellow colour and more like custard than cream. This is the frozen version Nocciola: hazelnut Caffè: coffee Menta: mint Cioccolato: chocolate. Sometimes this comes in two versions,
milk chocolate (cioccolato/cioccolato al latte) and extra dark chocolate
(cioccolato fondente) Nutella: the very famous Italian hazelnut cream Tiramisù: simply tiramisù flavour Pistacchio: just pistachios and it is usally green Fragola: strawberries Limone: lemon.
How to order an ice cream: In Italy you can order an ice cream in a cone or a cup, which come in different sizes and prices. You can order it by number of flavors you want on your cone/cup or by the price:
“Un/una cono/coppetta da un gusto / due/tre gusti, per favore”: A cone / cup with one flavor, two/three flavors, please. “Un/una cono/coppetta da 2, 3 euro, per favore”: A cone / cup that is worth 2, 3 euros, please. (we don’t have a plural for euros) “Un/una cono/coppetta piccolo/medio/grande, per favore”: A small/medium/big cone/cup, please.
After ordering the server will ask you if you’d also like whipped cream (panna) and ice cream wafers on your cone (cialda), just saying: “Vuole anche la panna?”: Would you like some whipped cream too? “Cialde?”: “Ice cream wafers?”
In some ice cream parlours (gelaterie) you have to pay for the ice cream first and then you can order, so you need to show the receipt (scontrino) when you order your flavors, but in others you can order and then pay after you get your ice cream. It is important to keep the receipt in the first case and to show it to the server because otherwise you won’t be able to order your ice cream. Do not be afraid to speak up and hold your receipt very high so the servers can see you because other people might skip ahead of you if you don’t.
In most ice cream parlours you can also order slushes (granite) and french style crêpes, or frozen yogurt.
Other common phrases: “Dimmi”: (literally: tell me) It is used by servers to indicate they’re ready to take your order. “Prego”: (literally: please) It is used by servers to indicate they’re ready to take your order. “Da quanti gusti?”: “how many flavors would you like?
“Posso ordinare?”: “could I order now?” “Vorrei…”: “I would like…” “…Con panna”: “…with whipped cream” “…Senza panna”:
“…without whipped cream” “…Con cialda”: “
“…with ice cream wafer” “…Senza cialda”: “
…without ice cream wafer” “Cosa sta bene con…”: “what tastes good with this (flavor)?”
Hey! Are there any other cool places in Helsinki that you like?
Fratello Torrefazione is Italian cafe which makes awesome ice cream, also vegan. Their lunches are pretty often sold out during lunch hour. You’ll find it from Kluuvi shopping mall.
G´lato Fresco Artiaco is an Italian ice cream bar with the best ice cream you can find in whole Helsinki! Everything is hand made at the store, also with vegan options. You can find it from Forum shopping mall at the central.
Next to Fratello in Kluuvi mall there’s tea shop Chaya with awesome tea collection! You can freely sniff the samples and they offer 100g and 30g bags of all their teas. Try out their Cactus Fig or Scottish Puh Er teas!
KakkuGalleria is an all you can eat cake buffet! Pay for your drink and cakes and eat as much cake as you ever can, without any time limit! Cheesecakes, tarts, pies, mousse cakes… They have lactose free, gluten free and vegan options, at least one, every time at hand. Their buffet prices range from 12 to 15 euro depending what you want to drink. KakkuGalleria is at Fredrikinkatu 41.
Steam Hellsinki is Finland’s only steampunk themed bar. It opens at 4pm and during Monday-Thursday it is very quiet and peaceful all the way till 9pm, so it’s a perfect place to sit down for a while. I come here whenever I need to meet someone because it’s so peaceful and right in the central. On the weekends it’s always packed full. They offer regular tea and cafe and alcohol-free mocktails, and a teapot for 2 people costs only 3 euro. Their specialty is gin. Steam Hellsinki is next to Kamppi shopping mall, at Olavinkatu 1.
Théhuone is tea shop with cafe specialized in Asian teas. You can order a tea ceremony from them. They offer small things for eating and also matcha chocolate, mactha latte and matcha. Théhuone is in central, at Eerikinkatu 10.
Teemaa is a smaller tea shop with a few seats, specialized in Chinese teas, ran by a lovely Chinese lady. They have the cheapest real matcha available (3,5 euro compared to Théhuone’s 7 euro matcha cup). It’s very comfortable and you always get some extra tea samples for tasting. Teemaa is at Annakatu 19, near Old Church Park (also known as Plague park with some graves still intact there).
The Ounce is a Russian tea store with a cafe, specialized in flavored teas. Their selection is high in quality and their Irish Whiskey Tea is one of the best black teas I have ever had. Very classic place and feels like you’d travel back in time to 19th century! Try out their Romeo & Juliet, Sumuinen Saari (Misty Island), Creme Brule, Irish Whiskey, Kiinalaisen Rakastajan Unelma (The Dream of The Chinese Lover) and Bengalin Tiikeri (Bengali Tiger) teas. The Ounce is at Fredrikinkatu 55
Next door to The Ounce is Helsinki’s Cat Cafe Helkatti! :3c
Manga, anime, game and comic fans should head to Fantasiapelit at central at Mannerheimintie 3. Note that manga and comics are rarely translated in Finnish, so 95% of their selection is in English.
Summary: Based off of the prompt - It’s really hard to take you on dates because you’re really cute and everyone notices this. So I’m stuck between “Yes acknowledge my cute lover!” and wanting to tell everyone who’s staring to fuck off.
After finishing university Phil Lester goes on holiday to Greece to celebrate with some friends. There they meet a group of Italian tourists, one of whom catches Phil’s eye. Phil has ten days to win Daniel Howell’s attention.
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[A/N] Loosely based on how my parents met. Sometimes so many coincidences lead to certain people meeting, that I feel like the stars alligned in a specific manner just to make their meeting possible.
Phil was walking along the beach in his bare feet. Chris and
Louise were close behind him, Louise holding her slippers in one hand and
trying to take the perfect selfie with the other. It was their second day in Greece.
Their first full one, technically. The previous day they had arrived early in
the evening and after dinner at the first restaurant they laid their eyes on,
they went to the beach and found the perfect spot to set up camp. They were now
on their way back to that spot, with the sun high in the sky and sunblock at
the ready so they could spend the whole afternoon there.
As they got closer they realised that the spot they’d spent
an hour scouting last night was taken. Phil started walking faster, as if he’d
confront the people sitting there about the fact that that was their spot. “We should have plastered
our names on there or something.” Chris said when he caught up with Phil.
with dried fruts and nuts – lody bakaliowe – lody o smaku bakaliowym / bakalii – bakalie (pl.)
zabaglione – lody zabajone – lody o smaku zabajone – zabajone n
NOTES: * We’ve got two versions of soft ice cream:
lody włoskie (Italian ice cream)
lody amerykańskie (American ice cream) / świderki
** There is also another thing you should be aware of… Please, do not say zrobić (pf.) / robić (impf.) loda (literal translation: to make an ice cream) - it means to give a blowjob. And lodziara f is a woman who gives a lot of blowjobs. If you ask sb Zrobisz mi loda? (Will you make me an ice cream?), this person may think about sth NSFW.