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"Tamer is from Holland."

Translation:تامِر مِن هولَنْدا.

July 1, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christoph55835

Holland is a region within the country. The state itself however is called "The Netherlands" in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StevenWest12

Does "هولَنْدا" refer to the region or the country?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/benton.1

Native English speaker here. We call the country "Holland". We also use "The Netherlands", but I'm seeing that used more now than I did when I was growing up. Until I was an adult, I only heard "Holland". English is not the only language that calls "Nederland" "Holland", or a variation there of.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christoph55835

In Arabic it refers to the country. However, in English the correct translation should be The Netherlands.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qOnGIB4v

Hi, in French language we can use both "Hollande" (pronounced Holland) and "Pays-bas" to refer to the country. Interesting isn't it ?

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