Thread: Paternity Leave
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Old 17.11.2017, 14:32
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Re: Paternity Leave

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No I know, but here's the logic in Swiss German - again, not my words:
Maternity leave = Urlaub
Urlaub in Swiss German = Ferien
Ferien = vacation

Ergo: maternity leave = vacation.
Not your words, but your conclusion from them. And it just underlines that it really is, as already stated, just a question of semantics. Urlaub, for instance, even to my b2 German, refers to being away, and is clearly not the same as Ferien, which on its own refers more to a celebration (time) rather than specifically a vacation anyway.

So it's you who's chosing specific meanings of the words and inferring a sense that's not implied or intended by the original.
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