Signs and notices at work
It is important to be able to understand signs and notices when travelling in Germany.
You are working in a shop. Someone asks you where they can buy pens and paper, which sign do you tell them to follow?
You tell them to follow the sign that reads Schreibwaren, which translates to stationery.
You want to take some equipment in for repair. Where would you go?
You would go to the Werkstatt, which translates to workshop.
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
It tells you not to park there.
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
It tells you that the afternoon coffee break is 20 minutes long.