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 Post subject: Prices vs. Prizes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:19 pm 
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Are the words for prices and prizes mixed up easily for Germans?

I've noticed that sometimes when I expect to see the word price you write prize (like the thread Prizes after Beta). Also when you talk about the Pro Circuit you say "awesome prices" but I think you mean awesome prizes.

price - how much something costs/is worth
prize - an award for winning

Just curious if there is a reason it is written the other way so frequently.


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 Post subject: Re: Prices vs. Prizes
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:22 am 
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In german there is only one word for the two: "Preis". It can have the meaning price or prize (which is revealed through the context, so. gets a prize/award or sth has a price of x €/costs x €, like you stated).
So we often use the wrong word, because we don't think about the 2 different words in english and type the first word we think it could be right :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:01 pm 
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I was wondering that too. Everyone speaks English so well, but I kept seeing that mistake. Very interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: Prices vs. Prizes
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:36 pm 
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yep its just how denyo explained

i personally (im not sure either ^^) thought that prize is american english and price is british but, well maybe thats just my explaination^^

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