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Old 28.06.2011, 10:05
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Pardon my brashness but I'd like to hijack this thread for an English / German translation problem.

We're having an "Abschluss" dinner for all those who went on a trip to New York with me. I still haven't figured out how to say "Abschlussessen" in English.

If it were the end of the semester, I could say "End of the semester dinner" but "End of our trip dinner" sounds awkward and "Final dinner" sounds too morbid.

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I've survived New York with olygirl dinner?
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Have some fun with it:

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Old 28.06.2011, 10:06
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Closing dinner
End of trip finale dinner.
Review dinner
After-trip dinner.

Last one is my preferred one.
Is that grammatical Haiku?
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Have some fun with it:

The Last Supper
These are Swiss adults. Most wouldn't get it.
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I've survived New York with olygirl dinner?
Not a bad thought.
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Old 28.06.2011, 10:07
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Farewell Dinner is also good but wouldn't it be more appropriate for leaving their job or country?
I don't think so. Farewell is just saying goodbye. It could be in any context.



So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye.
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Old 28.06.2011, 10:11
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These are Swiss adults. Most wouldn't get it.
But they're trying.
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On of the most common errors I see in written English is the use of the word than instead then.
For example, "Okay, I'll see you later than.", instead of, "Okay, I'll see you later then."
Any other quick tips for english studiers out there?
A common error among non-native English speakers is using the verb 'advise' instead of the noun 'advice'. You don't ask people for advise. You ask for advice, and they then advise you.
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