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Rathaus

Line breaks: Rat|haus
Pronunciation: /ˈrathaʊs
 
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Definition of Rathaus in English:

noun (plural Rathäuser /ˈrathɔɪzə/)

A town hall in a German-speaking country.
Example sentences
  • A pedestrian whom we questioned on how we could get to the Rathaus, squinted at my companion and said in English: ‘I know who you are.’
  • The Rathaus, the city hall, was an appropriate site for the exhibit: a centrally located public landmark.
  • A new arrival, the Atoll hotel is externally an undistinguished building cranked round two sides of the main square in front of the Rathaus.

Origin

German, from Rat 'council' + Haus 'house'.

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