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Plaat or Bord for Plate in dutch language

I just learned the dutch word Bord here for plate, but when translating it in the google translator, the word means Sign, not Plate. They suggest ist is the word Plaat. May it be you teach the wrong word? Sincerely, Silke

3 months ago

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I seriously would never ever believe google translator over DL or any resource made by an actual human. It's not that reliable. Get a paper dictionary or at least use the much more detailed explanations in wiktionary.

Bord can mean sign as in street sign. I only know plaat in the meaning of record, but apparently it can mean plate in the sense of any thin, round piece of some material. Still, plate in the sense of dinner plate on which you put your food is only ever bord in Dutch.

3 months ago

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Thank you so much! I am a native German, so it is my fault :)

3 months ago

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Thanks to you, too

3 months ago

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If you want to look up dutch words you might consider the following website. Van Dale is basically the dutch Oxford dictionary.

https://www.vandale.nl/

3 months ago