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It is important to be able to understand signs and notices when travelling in Germany.

Questions and answers: signs and notices at work

Question

You are working in a shop. Someone asks you where they can buy pens and paper, which sign do you tell them to follow?

  • LEBENSMITTEL
  • SCHREIBWAREN
  • AUSKUNFT
  • LEDERWAREN

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Answer

You tell them to follow the sign that reads Schreibwaren, which translates to stationery.

Question

You want to take some equipment in for repair. Where would you go?

  • EMPFANG
  • BÜRO
  • WASCHRAUM
  • WERKSTATT

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Answer

You would go to the Werkstatt, which translates to workshop.

Question

You see this sign outside a factory:

BITTE FREIHALTEN Reservierte Parkplätze

What does it tell you?

  • Not to park there

  • To reserve a parking space

  • To park there

  • That parking is free

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Answer

It tells you not to park there.

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You see this notice at work. What does it tell you?

Kaffeepause nachmittags von 15.10 bis 15.30

  • When the morning coffee break is

  • That there is no coffee break in the afternoon

  • The price of coffee

  • That the afternoon coffee break is 20 minutes long

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Answer

It tells you that the afternoon coffee break is 20 minutes long.

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You see this notice in the canteen at work. What does it tell you?

Für Ihre Gesundheit ab 11.30 Nichtraucherzone

  • Smoking is not allowed in that area

  • Smoking is allowed after 11.30

  • Smoking is allowed until 11.30

  • It is a smoking area all day

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Answer

It tells you that smoking is allowed until 11.30.

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