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"Mama lui vine din Egipt, nu din Olanda!"

Translation:His mother comes from Egypt not from the Netherlands!

August 4, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zest16

So Romanians call it "Olanda", another language confusing "Netherlands" and "Holland"... :,(


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

So do most (or at least many) Spaniards, I'm afraid. I think it's not so much a matter of confusing one term with another as it is of using the shorter, more common one, 'Holanda'. 'Los Países Bajos' is too much of a mouthful (and has twice as many syllables)!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bart249088

Actually Holland is a province (county) of the Netherlands.


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

Formaly exists Tarile de Jos, which means the lowlands, equal to French's Les Pays Bas


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexusD90

I've written Netherlands and it didn't accept that


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

Holland is not the Netherlands, it's a part of the Netherlands.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jon868250

why is the tourism website for the netherlands holand .com then


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miepsa1

Holland is Olanda. The Netherlands are Țarii de Jos!

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