Pforte

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German pforta, from Latin porta (gate).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpfɔʁtə/, [ˈpfɔʁtə], [ˈpfɔɐ̯tə] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔʁtə/ (most speakers in northern and central Germany)
  • Homophone: forte (not according to standard pronunciation)

Noun[edit]

Pforte f (genitive Pforte, plural Pforten)

  1. (formal) gate, large door
    Er ging durch die Pforte in den Hof.
    He went through the gate into the yard.
  2. reception area (especially in a hospital)
    Die Frau an der Pforte hat mir gesagt, in welchem Zimmer du bist.
    That woman at the reception told me which room you're in.

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