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*I love how some concepts, like “mass transit” are expressed in English sometimes with just a few syllables, but have huge German counterparts, like Öffentlicher Personennahverkehr. But they retain that reputation for efficiency, deservedly or not, for compacting those ten syllables down to just four in everyday usage. Similar examples:
|English||German (full)||German (shortened)|
|Public broadcasting fee collection agency||Gebühreneinzugszentrale||GEZ|
|Technical Inspection Association||Technischer Überwachungs-Verein||TÜV|
|Terms & Conditions||Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen||AGB|