https://www.duolingo.com/rpaditham

"Die Reinigung, bitte!"

April 5, 2013

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/pctrollbreath

I understand what this means, but it sounds very clunky to a native English speakers ears.

May 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/slytherclaw

I tried to say "cleanup" which I think is probably acceptable,even if duolingo doesn't think so (yet). It makes sense in English. "I'm going to the highway "cleanup", and I'm going to do my part to make our roads more beautiful" ... or... something.

May 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rpaditham

I have not come across such a sentence being spoken. I have only heard Rechnung, bitte!

April 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/christian

The speaker could be requesting to be connected to a cleaner's (on the phone).

April 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/rpaditham

Yes, you are right. I did not think that this could be a part of a phone conversation. Now I know it can be.

April 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/NosAstra

A question to native English speakers: Is 'the cleaning' really a word used to refer to a cleaner's?

April 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bmkann

I've never heard "the cleaning" used like that before.

April 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jp.ouellette

Neither have I. I would agree with rpaditham that the phrase could be used in a phone conversation. I guess I could imagine calling the main reception desk at a hotel and asking to speak with the dry cleaning part of the hotel. I've never done this, but I can't think of another reason to use this expression.

May 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dpelisek

Can be the english word "the cleaning" translated as "Das Aufräumen"? According the dictionary it can, but is there a reason why duolingo does not accept it? I'm referring to the exercise "Write “the cleaning” in German". It does not have its own discussion thread.

December 8, 2017
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