Friday, July 29, 2011

word of the day (click here to listen)

Kreißsaal (m)  
delivery room

In high German it is with ß, if your keyboard has none, you can take the ss which makes it Kreisssaal (3 s). It has nothing to do with Kreis (circle); it stems from the old German word "kreißen" (= gebären / to bear).

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