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Saying Farewell

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"OK, everyone, it's time for us to turn in for the night!"
If you hear this or a similar statement from your host or hostess, you can be sure that he or she wants the evening to come to an end as soon as possible.
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Viel Vergnügen noch ... und Gute Nacht allerseits

To ensure that a party or a get-together ends as gracefully as it begins, pay attention to any mention of when the party ends. You might see the following in an invitation: "Apéritif um 19 Uhr" (Cocktail at 7:00 PM), "Essen 19:30" (Meal at 7:30 PM), "Ende gegen 23 Uhr" (To end around 11:00 PM).

It is customary to list such times in both business and private invitations in Germany. The word "gegen" (around) in this case does not mean that the guests should jump up and leave as soon as the clock strikes 11:00 PM. However, ...


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