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"The IJsselmeer is the largest lake in Western Europe."

Translation:Het IJsselmeer is het grootste meer in West-Europa.

11 months ago

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I was about to question the first and second letters being capitalised but I looked it up and IJ is a digraph or ligature in Dutch, so it is treated as a single letter and both get capitalised.

Grammar aside, aren't the Swedish lakes also in Western Europe? There are Vänern and Vättern which are both bigger than the IJsselmeer. Scottish lochs are much smaller in surface area but make up for it in depth (and monsters).

11 months ago

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Maybe they meant largest man-made lake in Western Europe. My hometown is situated on it. :)

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I just got it from Wikipedia, I'm afraid I didn't fact-check before adding the sentence.

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It's good that phrases provoke discussion, though if you do it again I will send Nessie to your loch.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Ness_Monster

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No, Sweden is generally considered Northern Europe (in blue on this map).

map Europe

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