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False Friend of the Week – Nov. 28

During 2016 we present one false friend each week.

Platz (DE) = square, public place (umgrenzte Fläche), seat (Sitzplatz), space/room (freier Raum)
place (EN) = Ort, Stellung, Wohnung (DE)

Example – square / public place:  Let’s meet in the market square at 7 p.m. for some hot mulled wine.

Example – seat:  Please take a seat. Mr./Ms. Mueller will be right with you.

Example – space/room:  Is there any space/room in the sideboard for these new wine glasses?

 

Example – place (Ort):  The restaurant was a nice, quiet place. Let’s hold our next dinner meeting there.

Example – place (Stellung):
How did you get those fantastic seats for the sold-out concert? You must have friends in high places.

Example – place (Wohnung): With three children, their apartment is too small. They’re looking for a new place.

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