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"De er britiske, men ikke engelske."

Translation:They are British, but not English.

October 28, 2015

14 Comments


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

Just to clear this up for anyone interested:

'Great Britain' is just England, Scotland and Wales. 'The United Kingdom' is made up of Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. 'The British Isles' is the geographical definition of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This is why on British (anybody from the United Kingdom) passports it says "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" :)

Just to add more confusion, you may be thinking that "British people" by that definition are those from Great Britain. But quite often Northern Irish people declare themselves British, as they are ruled by the British monarch. But depending on their political stance, they may declare themselves Irish.


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

And furthermore, Irish people aren't too fond of the term 'British Isles' as it has some... unfortunate implications, so it's best avoided amongst them. 'Britain and Ireland' is an acceptable neutral substitute, however.


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

Then there are the inhabitants of the Isle of Man, the various Channel Islands, and perhaps a handful of other places that are part of the United Kingdom and/or Great Britain, but aren't English, Welsh, Scottish, or any variant of Irish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/turner227

As a Welshman, I will be using this sentence often.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J0witha0

As a Scotsman, I will be using this sentence more often than you. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SteCymru14

As a Welsh person, I won't be using this at all. Not 'British' tag for me, thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iwc2ufan

Jeg er glad at norskmenn vite det. Mange mennesker bruker vilkårene feil. :)


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

Then there's the whole Britons and Angles thing from 1500 year ago too


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

Is this distinction always made in casual Norwegian?


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

I would hope so, if the person being spoken about is Scottish or Welsh. :P


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SteCymru14

WelshNotBritish ;-)


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

Britons, not Saxon9

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