"Halten Sie das Fenster geschlossen."

Translation:Keep the window closed.

February 10, 2013

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Why not "hold the window closed"? Imagine that it is a casement window with a sprung latch--and you want to hold it closed against the rain, or until someone can make the latch work. Doesn't "hold" work then?

April 19, 2013

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"Hold the window closed"? Is that really a correct sentence? I'd rather say "keep it closed". The German "halten" in this case has nothing to do with "to hold".

February 10, 2013

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And that version is accepted now as a wrong answer....thanks to you.

March 28, 2013
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