Word of the Week: curfew

Written by Ioannes Oculus


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Oxford: A regulation requiring people to remain indoors between specified hours, typically at night.

Cambridge: a rule that everyone must stay at home between particular times, usually at night, especially during a war or a period of political trouble


Polish: godzina policyjna; może odnosić się także do ograniczenia dla dzieci i młodzieży zarówno narzuconego przez władze np. miasta, jak i samych rodziców.

Spanish: toque de queda

German: die Ausgangssperre


They arrested something like 300 people last night for curfew violations.

He was shot for breaking the curfew.

When Mom and Dad are home, our curfew is midnight.


1. Please answer in the comments:

a. Did you have a curfew?

b. Is curfew a good idea for teenagers or not? Why?

About the author

Ioannes Oculus

I am addicted to languages, both modern and ancient. No language is dead as long as we can read and understand it. I want to share my linguistic passion with like minded people. I am also interested in history, astronomy, genealogy, books and probably many others. My goals now are to write a novel in Latin, a textbook for Latin learners, Uzbek-Polish, Polish-Uzbek dictionary, modern Uzbek grammar and textbook for learners. My dream is to have a big house in UK or USA where I could keep all my books and have enough time and money to achieve my goals.

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