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    What does "zimmer" mean?

    Hi guys

    I look it up online, and I know zimmer is a kind of walking frame.
    But I found out this page said "The best Zimmer we have been in Israel."
    http://www.tripadvisor.com.tw/ShowUs..._District.html

    Apparently, it doesn't mean "a walking frame" in the sentence above.
    Then what does it mean?

    Help, please! Thank you.

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    Re: What does "zimmer" mean?

    I think the writer got English mixed up with German. "Ein Zimmer" in German is "a room" in English, and in German, common nouns are capitalised. It sounds like they are trying to say that it's the best guesthouse in Israel. Perhaps "Zimmer" is used like "rooming house" used to be in English. You would have to ask that in the "Other Languages" section of this forum.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What does "zimmer" mean?


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    Re: What does "zimmer" mean?

    ...and note the URL: it's pronounced with a /tz/.

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    Re: What does "zimmer" mean?

    The word "Zimmer" should always be pronounced with "tz" at the start, whether it's the German for room, the Hebrew for B&B or the walking frame brand name. Most people, admittedly, don't pronounce it that way when they're talking about the walking frame but, technically, they should.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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