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"The fuss"

February 1, 2013

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

Okay, thank you for the explanation.


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

"The fuss" as an English translation of the German "Das Theater" does not make sense to me. I'm unsure if this is a mistake or just a use that I am unfamiliar with.


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

Of course, the primary meaning of "Theater" is "theatre", but it can mean "fuss" as well. Similarly, the English word "drama" refers to a play, but it can also refer to intense situations or events.

  • Das Theater ist altes Gebäude. (The theatre is an old building.)

  • Lass das Theater! (Stop the fuss!)


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

Fascinating! It does make sense. Thus, in English, we might call someone (who makes a lot of fuss) a drama queen, for instance.

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