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    #1

    kindergarden

    what is the right one
    kindergarden
    or
    kindergarten




    thanx

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    #2

    Re: kindergarden

    Quote Originally Posted by mooon View Post
    what is the right one
    kindergarden
    or
    kindergarten




    thanx
    Hi and welcome,

    "Kindergarten" is German, "kindergarden" is an English variant, both are useable. The word kindergarten means children's garden in English.

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    #3

    Re: kindergarden

    Kindergarten is a german word for something like a pre school / day care
    One to one translation

    Kinder = children
    Garten = garden
    It's something like a nursery school.

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    Re: kindergarden

    Just to confuse English often speak "Kindergarden" but write the true German Kindergarten. If in doubt use 'Nursey School"

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    Re: kindergarden

    I went to one. It was called a "Kindergarten" in those days (50+ years ago), but it's easy for English-speakers to take the German garten for the English 'garden' and adjust the pronunciation accordingly.

    Interestingly, a place that grows young plants is called a 'nursery'. I's all about growing!

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