How do you say mix-up in German?

mxyloreda November 13, 2008, 11:36 am
Hallo Nathalie!
Wie geht's? Mir geht's gut. I'm writing a letter to Amazon.de about a mix-up in my order.I need to say the following : "There was a mix-up in my order. I received the wrong book. You sent me the Deutsch 2000 Lehrbuch 2 instead of the Deutsch 2000 Arbeitsbuch 2."
Vielen Dank Nathalie! Bis bald!
Lorraine
How do you say mix-up in German?
ANONYMOUS November 16, 2008, 9:15 pm
Hi Lorraine,
mir geht es auch gut, danke.

There are many options how you could describe a mix-up in German.
ein Missverständniss - a misunderstanding
eine Verwechslung - a mix-up
ein Fehler - a mistake

Here is a translation of your text:

Leider ist Ihnen eine Verwechslung in meiner Bestellung unterlaufen, denn ich habe das falsche Buch zugeschickt bekommen. Anstelle von "Deutsch 2000 Arbeitsbuch 2" haben Sie mir "Deutsch 2000 Lehrbuch 2" geschickt.

Let me know if you need any further help with this.

Nathalie
How do you say mix-up in German?

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