11 May Are punctual in English and punktuell in German the same?
Here’s the short answer: punctual (English) and punktuell (Deutsch) don’t mean the same thing. This is another example of a false friend. So what’s the difference?
Punctual in English
Punctual is an English adjective for something which happens at the correct or arranged time. Someone who is always on time is punctual, for example.
In German, punctual would be punktlich.
Punktuell in German
In German, however, punktuell has nothing to do with being right on time. When something is punktuell, it is related to a point or about a specific point. In English, the closest translation is selective or point by point.
I only agree with some points of your suggestion.
Another meaning for punktuell could be when something is in one or more specific points in time or in a place.
Not the whole painting was restored, but only the worst parts of it.
After the heavy rainfall, only isolated showers are to be expected.