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"Der Franken"

February 24, 2013

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"Der Franken" translates to English as "The frank" Any idea what this means?

February 24, 2013

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If I would read "Der Franken" somewhere, I'd expect that actually the correct translation is "The Swiss franc" -- but impossible to say without context. I have no clue what "The frank" means.

February 24, 2013

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I guess, they are referring to the currency.

February 24, 2013

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"Der Franken" means 'the (not necessarily Swiss) franc'. You may want to report the spelling error to duolingo. Or the German is wrong and they mean 'Der Franke' (the frank, member of a historical West Germanic nation).

February 25, 2013

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I thought this could be "the Frenchman". Is that not what a Frank is?

February 26, 2013

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A French person is called "Franzose" (man) "Französin" (woman) or araichally "Franzmann" (today this may be understood pejoratively)..

February 26, 2013
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