Der Unterschied zwischen vage und abstrakt

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“Gah’ zu d’ vier Tanni” sagte sie. Das ist natürlich konkret. Aber in Anbetracht der Menge an Tannenquadrupeln am Adelbodener Hang unpräzise.


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In order to find my student, she said, I’d have to “go to the four fir trees”.

Which is not abstract, of course, but if you think of how many fir-tree quadruples stand at this mountain in Adelboden, Switzerland, rather imprecise.

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