Bonn is located in Germany...but it's not the capital. The capital of Germany is Berlin. Bonn served as the Capital of West Germany from 1949 until 1990 and the capital of a r…e-unified Germany until 1999. (MORE)
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" Buh-nwee " is a way to pronounce the French phrase bonne nuit . Specifically, the feminine adjective bonne means "good." The feminine noun nuit means "night." The tw…o words together represent the final greeting "Good night" among friends who may see each other the next day, but not again that evening or night. (MORE)
Izzy Bonn, Jewish entertainer, who tramped the boards around Britain his signature song going back into the forties or beyond was, "Its never to late to mend" Went …something like, "Its never to late to mend, to mend a heart that's broken, time never matters if you are sincere------and so on, not sure of the words, you could check them out on Google if you dont have them on Wiki, have fun Vest. (MORE)
'bonne matinée' = [have a] good morning 'de bon matin' = early in the morning ('bonne matin' is not grammatically correct) the common greetings are 'bonjour' (from the …morning to the evening) and 'bonsoir' (meaning more specifically good evening). You can say 'bonne matinée' when you are leaving somebody in the morning, but not to greet the people when you meet them. (MORE)
In Canada and other non-France French speaking areas, bonne fete is usually translated as happy birthday, although the locals will also understand you if you say "Joyeaux Anni…versaire" or "Bon Anniversaire". However, in France, bonne fete is usually written on a card to celebrate someone's feast day of their Patron Saint. This is a little abstract, but it works like this: If you're name is Rachel, for example, then you refer to the Saint Calendar and you find that Saint Rachel's birthday was on the 15 January. You therefore celebrate your fete on the 15 January. (Note: Bonne only means happy, or good.)(MORE)
Bonn was NEVER meant to be the permanent capital of West Germany. Even when it was voted as provisional seat of government, the delegates assiduously avoided referring to it a…s "capital" as they still hoped that eventually the zones of occupation would be re-united into one country, with Berlin as its capital. Following the end of the Second World War, West Germany had to find a new seat of Government. The old Capital City, Berlin, was not an option due to the Quadripartite Agreement that prohibited Berlin being the capital, but also the fact that the city was in the middle of the Soviet occupation zone made it unsuitable. Four cities submitted applications to become the new provisional seat of government (the expression "capital" was assiduously avoided in light of German hopes of a re-unification): Frankfurt am Main Bonn Kassel Stuttgart Kassel soon fell by the wayside due to the extensive war damage and the fact that it was close to the Russian zone. It was soon followed by Stuttgart due to the city's precarious financial situation. This left just Bonn and Frankfurt in the running. Bonn was heavily favoured by the British military government and the conservative CDU/CSU party. Whilst Frankfurt was favoured by the left of centre SPD. The decision was to be made by a vote of the Parlimentarischer Rat (Parliamentary Council). On the eve of the vote, it looked as though Bonn would lose out to Frankfurt as the Hessian CDU Council members were planning to vote against Bonn, in favour of their own "local" city. However, immediately before the vote, the famous CDU politician Konrad Adenauer (who become Germany's first Bundespräsident), read out a "confidential report" of the German Press Association (Deutsche Presse-Dienst, DPD), which claimed that the SPD leader, Kurt Schumacher, had expressed delight over a "sure defeat" of the conservatives in the vote. This was enough to sway the Hessian members and the vote went Bonn's way, with 33 votes to 29. It later transpired the "confidential report" had been written by a DPD journalist, who leant towards the CDU and had never been filed with the DPD. It is not known how it came into Adenauer's possession. The official reasons that were given, as to why Frankfurt had not been chosen, were its lack of office and living space on the one hand but also whether it would have been possible to persuade the US to move its military government out of Frankfurt on the other, as it was intended that the new German seat of government should be free of occupation forces. Following the vote, accusations of corruption arose and it was claimed that delegates received more than DM2,000,000 in bribes to vote in favour of Bonn. A subsequent inquiry established that the money had indeed been paid to delegates according to their votes but could not establish if or how exactly the payments affected the vote. With the completion of re-unification on 3 October 1990, Berlin once more became the capital of Germany and plans were set in motion to move the German government from Bonn to Berlin. As a result of this move, the city of Bonn received a generous compensation package to cover the financial loss of such a move and also received the title Bundesstadt (Federal City) in honour of its role during the post-war years. (MORE)