"Dezesportschoolisduur."

Translation:This gym is expensive.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/leth_marc
leth_marc
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'gym' as in an organization where you purchase a membership, not just a gymnasium, then? Seeing 'sportschool' I assumed 'sports academy' or something similar.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/blackleaf42
blackleaf42
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Yes exactly, "sportschool" is the type with memberships, usually with a focus on fitness workouts. A gymnasium would be a "gymzaal" or a "sportzaal" (a room equipped for sports), or if you are talking about an entire building or complex for sports a "sporthal" or "sportcentrum".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElNadim

Correct, also note that a 'gymnasium' in Dutch is a type of school.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EstelleTweedie
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In South Africa a number of our schools are known as gymnasiums as well. They certainly don't focus only on sport though!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElNadim

Neither is that the case in the Netherlands. A Gymnasium is the highest and most academic category of secondary school in the Netherlands, they even teach Latin and Ancient Greek.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joelson00

Thus a 'fitness centre' or 'fitness center' would be the correct translation. (I reported it.) A gym - at least in US English - is the room in a school where sports activities are exercised and contests can be held.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnGalt2001

Must be regional. Everyone I know always says gym, not "fitness center" (U.S.). It's hard for me to even conceive someone saying they are going to the fitness center.

2 years ago
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