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Gestern Abend war bei dir zu Hause die ganze Zeit besetzt.

translate bitte :)

June 10, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paralars1

Gestern Abend - yesterday evening

war [es] - it was

bei dir - at your place

die ganze Zeit - all the time

besetzt - occupied

Yesterday evening, it was occupied at your place all the time

meaning, Last evening I tried to call you, but it was busy all the time, I couldn't get through

Es ist besetzt is often used in the context of phone calls like this


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

so what is the occupied? the home phone? thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paralars1

yes, the phone line is occupied. Don't translate it literally. Es ist besetzt means The phone is busy

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