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"Die Station ist neu."

1/29/2013, 10:53:54 PM

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What is the difference between Bahnhof and Station?

1/29/2013, 10:53:54 PM

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"die Station" is never "the station" where the trains take off. It is either "the train/bus/etc. stop", or "a (medical) ward".

3/10/2013, 6:05:31 PM

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"Bahnhof" is for trains or busses. "Station" is a ward f.i. "die Intensivstation" is the Intensive Care Unit.

1/29/2013, 11:41:42 PM

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"Station" can also mean "stop" as in "train stop", but funnily enough not "bus stop".

  • Wir müssen an der nächsten Station aussteigen. (We need to get off at the next stop.)
1/29/2013, 11:51:51 PM

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So do you think that "the station is new" should be incorrect, and should in fact be "the stop is new"?

1/30/2013, 12:12:37 AM

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Yes.

1/30/2013, 12:23:32 AM

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No, I don't think it is wrong. I immediately thought of a new medical ward. It's common to say "Station" for that in German.

3/10/2013, 6:03:36 PM

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Yeah, but the English translation doesn't say "ward".

3/10/2013, 6:11:05 PM

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Well, then it should be reported and added, wouldn't you agree?

3/10/2013, 6:38:43 PM

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Sure.

3/10/2013, 6:46:44 PM
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