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"Levees protect the Netherlands from the water."

Translation:Dijken beschermen Nederland tegen het water.

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Why is "dijken beschermen Nederland van het water" not correct?

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In Dutch, you say 'beschermen tegen' not 'beschermen van'.

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'beschermen van' would be 'to protect of'. Het beschermen van vogels = the protection of birds. Het beschermen (van vogels) tegen vossen = the protection (of birds) from foxes. In case of the water: beschermen 'tegen' het water = literally protect 'against' the water (from doing damage)

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