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Guess that phrase! (Dutch)

De buitenwijken zijn landelijk, maar de steden zijn stedelijk

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May 19, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

Hello :-) I don't learn Dutch, but looking at the sentence, I would guess:

Landscapes are rural, but cities are urban.

("landelijk" looks to me like "having the characteristics of countryside", and "stedelijk" looks to me like "having the characteristics of a town/city").

Edit: In northern German, we have "buten un binnen" for "outside and inside" https://www.butenunbinnen.de/. So I guess my interpretation as "landscape" is off the mark. Anyway, nice guessing game -- thanks! I'm looking forward to reading other solutions.

May 19, 2018

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

Close, very close.

May 19, 2018

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

The suburbs are rural, but the cities are urban?

May 20, 2018

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

Correct! Good job! Here's your reward!

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/apgdl
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...and does this sentence have any peculiar meaning?

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

I'm a native Afrikaans speaker. Afrikaans is very close to Dutch. I suppose it will be cheating if I guess/say?

May 19, 2018

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

I guess it's OK...

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessert-Rose

OK, here goes: The countryside is rural, but the cities are urban. Is that right? Or close?

May 20, 2018

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

Is it

The suburbs are everywhere, but the cities are urban.

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Viva990316

The suburbs are rural, but the cities are urban

May 20, 2018

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

He already guessed it, sorry!

May 20, 2018

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

The suburbs are cities, but the rurals are urban

May 27, 2018
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