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Found a cool German word

In my German textbook at school I found the word Schlagzeug which is German for drum but literally translates as... hit stuff!

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February 4, 2015

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

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jjd1123

Just FYI, "das Schlagzeug" refers to the drums or a drum set, not just a single drum.


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

I have wondered if the proper translation for Makerbots would be Zeugzeug (Zeug zum Erzeugen von Zeug).


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

"Maker" would be "Schöpfer", "Erschaffer" or "Erzeuger". So it would be a "Schöpfungsroboter", "Erschafferroboter" or similar (which all are odd in some way). Typically the English term is used, though.


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I see. So a company of Makerbots would be a Makerbotschaft.


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

More or less. :) But this is misleading, since "Botschaft" would be a message or embassy.


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

Hm, how about DDDrucker (3D-Drucker)? :-)


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

Oh yea thanks that was a typo


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das is ein zeug...

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