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Die öffentliche Frau - the public woman? Or "woman in public" or a celeb?

 
 
Reply Fri 9 May, 2014 11:11 pm

Got this page with the title:
Die öffentliche Frau
http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/tv/jenny-elvers-nach-entzug-bei-das-und-bettina-tietjen-a-968343.html

Google Translator gives the result:
The public woman, which refers to a prostitute. It is ridiculous.
But what does the German "Die öffentliche Frau" mean?

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Walter Hinteler
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Reply Fri 9 May, 2014 11:51 pm
@oristarA,
In this context "the woman in public" (''The public woman" would be correct in my opinion as well - it has, in German, nothing at all to do with prostitution. And it is exactly what it says in German.)
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Reply Sat 10 May, 2014 12:43 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Actually, she "prostitutes" in the original meaning of the Latin verb prostituere because she opens her life to the public and only can live that way as reported in that article.
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Reply Sat 10 May, 2014 01:53 am
@Walter Hinteler,

Well that's very interesting.
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