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  5. "Tá Amstardam san Ísiltír."

" Amstardam san Ísiltír."

Translation:Amsterdam is in the Netherlands.

October 25, 2015

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/W3R3W00F

"Ísiltír kept the ring. It should have ended that day."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EnricMascl

Coolest country name ever. Seems taken out of a Tolkien book.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gregory743155

I feel that hearing tales of an Ioruach from the land of An Iorua would seem quite sinister too. https://www.teanglann.ie/en/fuaim/Ioruach


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dionysius7

I wrote: Amsterdam is in Holland...and it wasn't accepted!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/galaxyrocker

That's because Ísiltír is specific to the Netherlands.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesTWils

So, is ísil low and tír land or something?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scilling

“In Holland” would be a translation of san Ollainn.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeanCharle989118

It would not accept Holland for the Netherlands... literal translation only accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MagdalenaX17

Indeed, the provinces Noord- and Zuid-Holland are considered as 'Holland'.

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