https://www.duolingo.com/kavinda14

rangehen vs abnehmen

both can be used to answer the phone right? What's the difference?? :)

April 3, 2018

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AHA3006

"Ich gehe ans Telefon" (short and slightly colloquial: "Ich gehe ran") or "Ich nehme den Hörer ab". The latter refers to times when you had to lift the receiver from the base of a phone and is still sometimes (seldom imo) used in the short form of "Ich nehme ab".

April 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hannibal-Barkas

Abnehmen has the more common use of saying "I am loosing weight". As AHA said, in your usage it was about lifting the receiver of a phone landline. In times of cellphones its usage may disappear sometimes soon.

April 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Max.Em

Nothing, but abnehmen is a bit more formal.

April 3, 2018
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