https://www.duolingo.com/1km

Translating: "... le NĂ©erlandais Guillaume Ier des Pays-Bas."

"Guillaume" is the French equivalent of the Dutch name "Willem". It should not be left as "Guillaume"; either use the original Dutch name or the English equivalent "William". "Pays-Bas" (lit. "Low Lands") is the French term for Holland or the Netherlands. Again, this must be translated. In English, the King's title would be "William I of the Netherlands".

July 1, 2012

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/siebolt

Being from Holland I very much agree.

July 1, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/1km

@siebolt - Dank U wel! I went to schools in both France and Holland - a long time ago. So it is good to have a native Dutch speaker confirm this.

July 1, 2012
Learn French in just 5 minutes a day. For free.