Germanisms – Friday fun

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In our quest to further understand the Passivhaus standard Karl has found these gems of translation:


‘Who does not know her, enduring the tiresome discussion during the school years: Window

auf! on! – Fenster zu! – Window!’

(Google Translation of a PHI Document)


‘Be enough de piping’

‘De long pipeline’

(online translations of presumably length of ductwork, from PHLuft


Name for a Passivhaus swimming pool (according to Google translate of a webpage) is “Bad Lip”

Google translate goes on to say:

“Everyone was able to explore the bathroom and certainly has rapidly among five existing pelvic areas his favourite place.”