Now try this: German/English False Friends (answers)

Here are the answers to last week’s question: Do you know the correct English translations for these German words?

bekommen:  to get  (to become = werden)

die Billion:  trillion

der Chef:  the boss

die Hochschule:  the college/university (high school (American)/grammar school (British) = das Gymnasium)

die Rente:  pension/retirement (rent = die Miete)

der See:  the lake (the sea = das Meer)

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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