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"welterusten" or "goedenacht"?

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What is the difference between "welterusten" and " goedenacht"?

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3 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Oliwier.G

Welterusten is something like "sleep well" and goedenacht is litterally "good night"

3 months ago

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3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TimDiggle

Welterusten is for family and close friends only. Goedenacht for everybody.

3 months ago

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Welterusten is probably used more within family situations but that is not really the difference.

goedenacht is a greeting, while literally wishing a good night.

welterusten is literally a wish to "rest well" when you or the other person is going off to sleep. Only problem is that English also uses "good night" for this.

3 months ago

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Thanks for the explanation! Yes, in English they also use "good night". And it's the same for German, too. Sometimes they use "gute Nacht" (good night) or "schlaf gut" (sleep well). Another example is "süße Träume" which means "sweet dreams", used with close friends or family members.

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3 months ago

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Slaap lekker...(sweet dreams)

3 months ago

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3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maarten417099

goedenacht is extremely formal. I never ever say 'goedenacht' because it sounds weird. it's a very rare word to use

You can better say: -welterusten -slaaplekker (sleep tight) -terusten (idk if you write it like this)

if you want to say 'good night' it doesn't matter if you say 'terusten' 'terusten' is unformal by the way

3 months ago

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Thanks for the explanation!

3 months ago

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'Welterusten' is more informal. You will not hear it in Belgium though, it's typical for the Netherlands. In Belgium we say 'slaap lekker' or 'slaapwel'.

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