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Explanation: <sapo< is right but did too much. The character is called a Rautezeichen. But the key on a Telefon is usually referred to only as a Raute, like in "Bitte drücken Sie die Raute".
The word actually is not even contained in German dictionaries with this definition. If you want to use a "true German term" then the choice must be "Nummernzeichen". Bitte drücken Sie auf das Nummernzeichen ... etc."
Wahrig / Ernst etc.
Alexander Schleber Belgium Local time: 14:20 Works in field Native speaker of: German, English