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.