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

"Die Station ist neu."

January 29, 2013

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

What is the difference between Bahnhof and Station?


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

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


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

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


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

"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.)

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

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


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

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.


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

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


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

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

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