Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Wie heißt das noch mal?

What's that called again?

Today, I went to Rewe, my local Supermarkt. Amongst other things, I bought a swede. When I got to the till, the cashier couldn't remember what it was called. I said I had no idea of the German word. He asked the cashier on the next till "Rote Bete?" she suggested. Now I knew that means beetroot so I said I didn't think so. So he went to check.

He got back to the till and put it through as a 'Rote Bete'. I thought maybe I was mistaken. But when I got home I checked on the online dictionary. Rote Bete does mean beetroot! I hope I was not overcharged!

The German word for swede is Kohlrübe.

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