German language tip: Matratzen = mattresses, Matrosen = sailors

Raymond Chen

Raymond

Be careful not to confuse the two.

Since we’re sharing: During a conversation in German, I talked about seeing Unfall (accident) instead of Abfall (garbage) on the street. To my credit, I immediately corrected my error. To my discredit, the error was made at the state finals of a German language contest.

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