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Potato

Erdapfel as opposed to Kartoffel. What is the difference? if any? I had forgot the word for potato in a translate to German question, and it showed me 2 correct answer, each involving one of the above. thanks.

May 14, 2012

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

Erdapfel is used more in Switzerland and Austria. They mean the same thing, just a dialectal difference.


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

@erikANGRY - correct - it is just like the french - pommes de terre

You hear this in Bavaria commonly too.


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

@erikANGRY - correct - it is just like the french - pommes de terre

You hear this in Bavaria commonly too.

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