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What is a Lesepause?

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I came across a bookmark in a German biography today with the word Lesepause written on the top. I assume this means bookmark, but I can't find any references to this word in any Wörterbücher. What does this word mean, why is it used here, and when would one use this in general?

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Agree with Martin Büttner in the comments. It is most probably meant in the sense of Kaffeepause, where you are taking a break to drink coffee.

Lesepause is when you take a break (Pause) to read (lesen) something.

It is also possible to mean a break from reading like others suggest, but that doesn't feel right for me as a native speaker.

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My Mum is teaching in a primary School.

After the 4th and before the 5th lesson, there is a so called "Lesepause", were the children have to read a Book from the "Lesekiste"(A box with children books in), for 20 minutes.

May it helps, else Emanuel already gave an explanation about the meaning, just wanted to provide a practical example


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What is a Lesepause?

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I came across a bookmark in a German biography today with the word Lesepause written on the top. I assume this means bookmark, but I can't find any references to this word in any Wörterbücher. What does this word mean, why is it used here, and when would one use this in general?


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Agree with Martin Büttner in the comments. It is most probably meant in the sense of Kaffeepause, where you are taking a break to drink coffee.

Lesepause is when you take a break (Pause) to read (lesen) something.

It is also possible to mean a break from reading like others suggest, but that doesn't feel right for me as a native speaker.

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Es kann auf jeden Fall beides bedeuten - es gibt ja auch die Sendepause. - Grantwalzer Sep 10 at 22:12

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