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Gymnasium

So you want to talk about the schools you went to (we don’t ‘visit’ schools by the way, we ‘go’ to them!). After ‘nursery school’ or ‘kindergarten’ you probably went to a ‘primary school’ and then to ‘secondary school’.

If you went to a German ‘Gymnasium’, which we call a ‘grammar school’ in Britain and a ‘high school’ in America, you shouldn’t say that you went to a ‘gymnasium’. A ‘gymnasium‘ is where you do gymnastics, so people might misunderstand you! 😉

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Written by Christine Burgmer

15. January 2015