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Q: For Scriptor-ga only: DVD ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: For Scriptor-ga only: DVD
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: pinkfreud-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 30 Nov 2004 15:55 PST
Expires: 30 Dec 2004 15:55 PST
Question ID: 436296
Dear Scriptor,

I'm curious about something. I presume that the abbreviation "DVD" is
used in Germany. In English, it is my understanding that DVD stands
for Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc.

My question is this: does the abbreviation DVD stand for anything in
particular in the German language?

Best regards,
Subject: Re: For Scriptor-ga only: DVD
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 30 Nov 2004 16:32 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear Pinkfreud,

As far as I know, the abbreviation "DVD" has no particular meaning in
German - apart from the data storage medium, of course. However, the
three letters are quite often interpreted as "Digital Video Disc",
which makes more sense for Germans because 'Video' is a familiar term
in German, while 'Versatile' isn't.
By the way, the pronounciation of DVD might sound a bit strange for
people speaking English: deh-fow-deh.

Very best regards, dear Pinkie,
pinkfreud-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $20.00
Excellent! Thank you very much. I shall think of this as I enjoy the
new deh-fow-deh player that I'm hoping to receive for Christmas! :-)

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