Translation:We are not American, but Canadian.
Actually, AnCatDubh is mistaken and DuoLingo is right. Canadians and Americans may have similarities but to say there is no difference is simply incorrect. It is like telling an Australian she is from New Zealand. Like telling a Brit he is from Scotland. Like telling a Belgian she is from France. Like telling a German he is Dutch. Like telling someone from Ireland that they are from England. Like telling a Hungarian she is from Romania. Like telling a Japanese girl she is Chinese. Like telling a Canadian, he is American. We're all one family. But not identical. One tapestry. Many threads. Unity in diversity. Cheers, Max
It is actually amusing that Canadians would/can not consider themselves as Americans. That is like a German, Italian or Portuguese not considering himself as an European. The continents are North and South America after all. So from Canada down to Chile all are Americans. But the inhabitants of USofA claimed that "title" I guess?
I could never buy this "Netherlands rant". The "Netherlands" (that is, Low Countries) isn't the current country either, it included some Belgium, some Luxemburg, maybe even some Germany and France. It's just yet another privilegized name. For the rest of the world, if anything, Holland is the less misleading term out of the two - a historical region may matter more from the global point of view than a "region and former province" of a country in itself.
Is it just me or is there a "y" sound at the end of "amerikaiak" and "kanadaiak", sort of like "ah-yahk" or "eye-ahk"? I may be mistaken but I was under the impression that there are no true diphthongs in Hungarian, that all vowels are to be pronounced separately? (So the end should sound like "ah-ee-ahk").
The two countries are vastly different, that’s why. Compare Trump and Trudeau for a snap shot. The current reaction to the coronavirus pandemic by the two countries is illustrative of some of those differences - both how we respond to the health crisis domestically and globally.