Asked • 03/13/19

What is the difference between “der Zug” and “die Bahn”?

What is the difference between *der Zug* and *die Bahn* (besides the gender of course)? When should one be used and not the other?

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Karl H. answered • 03/18/19

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Dagmar El. S.

Absolutely, Karl. Referring to 'die Bahn', one may use it as an abbreviation to Deutsche Bahn or (DB}.


Stella M.

Also, it can be different in different parts of Germany: some geographical areas are more likely to say "Zug", others call it "Bahn". Also: it's a question of the size of the train: large, interregional trains are mostly called Zug, while smaller ones are more likely to be called 'Bahn" - for the small, regional trains that stop at every haystack we have the beautiful German word 'Bummelbahn'.


Mitra R. answered • 10/20/20

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