Hier erklären wir Ihnen, wie Sie typische Fehler im Englischen vermeiden können.
This morning I went to a shop with a sign that said “26 costumers allowed”.
Can you guess what’s incorrect? The word “costumer”. It means someone who makes costumes for the theater or special events.
Swap the O and U and you’ve corrected the mistake: customer
Would you like to check your pronunciation? Visit the Oxford Dictionary’s entry for “customer”.
When you write an email or letter, be sure to check your spelling. This mistake is not one that a spell check program will find because both words exist in English.
While we’re talking about customers…
What is the difference between “customers” and “clients”? A “customer” is someone who buys a standard product or service, such as products in a food store — the products are the same for everyone. On the other hand, “clients” get products or services that are individualised or customized to fit their specific needs.
Does your company have customers who buy standard products or services or clients who buy products or services that are adapted to fit their specific needs?