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Justin
Bevölkerung VS Einwohner The two words are both translated into population. How do they differ? Thanks very much!
Jun 15, 2015 11:41 AM
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There is not really a difference in meaning. I would rather use Bevölkerung in a context where I talk about a large amount of people. die Bevölkerung von Deutschland die Bevölkerung von Berlin "Einwohner" can be used for pretty much every amount, even for like a village of 100 people Die Einwohner des Dorfes Die Einwohner von Berlin "Die Bevölkerung des Dorfes" would not be wrong but would sound rather stupid in my opinion. Einwohner can also be used to describe a single person living somewhere as in "der Einwohner"
June 15, 2015
Perhaps "inhabitant(s)" would be more accurate for "Einwohner". But I don't think there's any real semantic difference, the population consists of all the inhabitants.
June 15, 2015
Justin
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, German
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