The army, the navy or the air force?

Alternative service

You want to tell someone that you didn’t do military service but did what they call in Germany ‘Zivildienst’. You can either say that you did ‘alternative service’ or ‘civilian service’ instead.

Civil service‘ is ‘the service responsible for the public administration of the government of a country’!

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Written by Christine Burgmer

11. September 2014