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/ (northern Germany, central Germany)
  • Homophone: forte (nonstandard)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Pforte f (genitive Pforte, plural Pforten, diminutive Pförtchen n)

  1. (literary) 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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