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"Das Personal dieser Häuser entspricht der Einrichtung."

January 20, 2013

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maximusfood

This sentence is not at all unusual if you have just been watching Disney's Beauty And The Beast.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amyhansen

Just the meaning of the sentence is weird - or I just don't under. How can people correspond to furnishings - doe they wear clothes that match the upholstery?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Konnoth

In Germany it is very common to employ people simply on the basis of their resemblance to beloved chairs, picture frames etc. My uncle Hans worked for years as a "stool-alike".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rfo

Just for the Non-Germans: Konnoth is pulling your (stool-) leg.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BorisStricky

Hahaha

The best comment ever :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amyhansen

Those Germans... They have some creative Berufs.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dvdtknsn

I might be wrong but "The staff in these houses matches the furnishings." isn't the genetive case whereas the German sentence is, so it shouldn't be accepted as an answer. Being "in" something doesn't imply belonging.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/liesbet

a completely daft sentence if I ever saw one!! hahaha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nicknolo

The level of this whole level seems wrong (like the meaning of many sentences in the exercises)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Germandy

Maybe "Einrichtung" is rather meant like "institution", instead of "furnishings"? For example if it's a very reknown, noble location and the staff is very well-mannered and well-dressed? I don't know about the furnishings... maybe the uniforms match the color of the carpets?! ;)

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