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Das Treffen vs Das Meeting

RexV

I just checked these two words with a dictionary, but I get to the same meaning. Are they interchangeable or should one of them be used in a specific situation?
 

Leah-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hallo RexV, 

Treffen is used for informal get-togethers or family meetings. Meeting is only used for business meetings in Germany.

Best, 
Leah

RexV

Super, thanks for the answer!!!

When would you use the word “Sitzung”?
 

RexV

And when would you use the word "Beschprechungen"?

Leah-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hallo RexV, 

Sitzung is often used for meetings of city councils or other government facilities. It can also be used in the context of business meetings. But the anglicism Meeting is a lot more common nowadays (see above). 

Besprechung is used for shorter, informal meetings of small groups of people. It can also be used in a business context. 

It seems German has a lot of words for "meeting." :) 

Grüße, 
Leah von Rocket Languages

 

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