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German - English (British) translations for "Platz"

"Platz" German translation




Platz is a German noun that translates to 'place' or 'square' in English. It refers to a specific location or area, often in the context of a public space or open area.

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Meaning: place

Der Platz ist sehr schön.

The place is very beautiful.

Meaning: square

Wir treffen uns auf dem Marktplatz.

We are meeting at the market square.

Meaning: seat

Ich habe einen Platz im Zug reserviert.

I have reserved a seat on the train.

Meaning: space

Es gibt keinen freien Platz in der Garage.

There is no free space in the garage.

Meaning: rank

Er hat den ersten Platz im Wettbewerb belegt.

He achieved first rank in the competition.


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A1: Der Platz ist groß.

A1: The square is big.

A1: Ich gehe zum Platz.

A1: I am going to the square.

A1: Wir treffen uns auf dem Platz.

A1: We are meeting at the square.

B1: Der Platz wird oft für Veranstaltungen genutzt.

B1: The square is often used for events.

B1: Er hat den ersten Platz im Wettbewerb belegt.

B1: He took first place in the competition.

B2: Die Stadt plant, den Platz zu renovieren.

B2: The city plans to renovate the square.

C1: Der Platz wurde nach dem berühmten Schriftsteller benannt.

C1: The square was named after the famous writer.

C1: Es gibt viele Cafés und Restaurants rund um den Platz.

C1: There are many cafes and restaurants around the square.

C2: Der Platz war einst der Mittelpunkt des historischen Viertels.

C2: The square was once the center of the historic district.

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In Germany, platz is a common suffix used in the names of squares and open spaces in cities and towns. These plätze are often important landmarks and gathering places for locals and tourists alike. For example, Alexanderplatz in Berlin is a popular square known for its historical significance and vibrant atmosphere.

Platz can also refer to a designated area within a larger space, such as a parking lot or seating area. In this sense, it denotes a specific place or spot where something is located or where an activity takes place. For instance, Parkplatz means 'parking lot' and Sitzplatz means 'seat' or 'seating area'.

Furthermore, Platz is commonly used in expressions and idioms in the German language. For example, 'Platz machen' means 'to make room' or 'to give way', while 'Platz nehmen' means 'to take a seat'. These idiomatic uses highlight the versatile nature of the word and its importance in everyday communication.

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