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"Mi nem amerikaiak vagyunk, hanem kanadaiak."

Translation:We are not American, but Canadian.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/JMaxGlobal

As a Canadian travelling the world, I have had to assert this countless number of times. Vive la difference!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sherm0

This is destined to become one of the most useful sentences in the course.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh
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‘Isn’t that the same?’

‘OK, I’m eut.’

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tamas51

I think, isn't the same. What does mean " I'm eut " ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh
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‘I’m out’ (as in, ‘I give up, this isn’t worth it’) but with Canadian raising.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tamas51

Got it, thanks.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JMaxGlobal

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnCatDubh
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I never claimed they were the same? The joke was about emphasising one of the more obvious differences (namely the Canadian Raising).

Also, Scots are British. They’re not English and they’re more than ready to remind you of that.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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I think your German/Dutch and Scottish/English should be swapped around for effect: I think smaller countries would feel more insulted to be called by their bigger neighbour than the other way around -- that would probably be more amusing than insulting.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AelienFelis
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... said the Americans trying to force the border between US and Canada after the elections ...

1 year ago