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The difference between 'Unterkunft' and 'Wohnung'.

I've checked some results using Google Images – I saw that 'Unterkunft' is mostly used in Hotels and 'Wohnung' is used in general as flat/apartment.

When do Germans use these words? Dankeschön!

March 12, 2017

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

The images are right - Wohnung: flat/apartment, Unterkunft: accommodation/lodging.


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

I'd like to add that (die) Unterkunft can also mean "shelter" in a general sense, as in "a roof over one's head" (but not in the context of animal shelter).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chooky1962

Yes, that is correct!

Unterkunft: accommodation. Wohnung: flat/apartment.

Both from Oxford School German Dictionary and Oxford Colour German Dictionary

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