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16:19 Nov 4, 2003
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German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Terminwohnung
Yes, this is a serious, professional question, apologies if I am offending anyone. A Terminwohnung is some kind of flat used in prostitution. I found the following definition, but not sure if it's correct:

Terminwohnung: Wohnung mit mindestens zwei Zimmern und wöchentlich wechselnden Mädchen, die ausschließlich auf "Termin" fahren, also jede Woche in einer anderen Stadt anzutreffen sind.

I have a text differentiating between "Wohnungsprostitution", massage and several other forms/locations, and "Terminwohnung". The "Wohnungsprostitution" is where a prostitute rents a flat for her own use, or shares it with someone. Anyone any idea what the "Terminwohnung" might be in English, though?

(Serious answers only please, and I certainly won't assume that anyone who knows this knows through personal experience. This is a translation for a prostitutes' organisation and not marketing or porn, btw.)

MMTIA
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Sorcha O'Hagan
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Summary of answers provided
4surely this is simply a "brothel" or what the French would callxxxCMJ_Trans
4What was calledgangels
4"House of assignation"
Hilary Davies Shelby
3house of call
Parrot
3pross quarterIftekhar Hassan


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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
surely this is simply a "brothel" or what the French would call


Explanation:
a "maison close" (maison de rendez-vous), where male clients come to be "serviced" on rendezvous?

The may be a more modern word for "brothel" but I got off the banana boat too long ago to know !

xxxCMJ_Trans
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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
pross quarter


Explanation:
also whorehouse

Iftekhar Hassan
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
house of call


Explanation:
was what I got looking up the Spanish version (casa de citas). However, this seems to have gone out of style in the 19th century:

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Note added at 1 hr 15 mins (2003-11-04 17:35:02 GMT)
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Errr... here\'s a glossary compiling every kind of synonym for \"brothel\". Hope it helps:

http://216.58.107.91/SYNONYMS/BROTHEL.htm


    Reference: http://www.victorianlondon.org/entertainment/dancingrooms.ht...
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
"House of assignation"


Explanation:
By means of some rather complicted Googling, I found the following:

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=house of assignatio...

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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
What was called


Explanation:
'Absteigequartier'. In the US, they call it hour hotel (you rent a room by the hour in a sleazy hotel) or a notch up, it's a 'discreet place' or 'keyhole apartment' (not because it's tiny, but the keyhole gets a workout, I guess, with all the coming and going)

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