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"Columbus heeft Europa niet ontdekt."

Translation:Columbus has not discovered Europe.

July 25, 2014

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

Columbus heeft Amerika niet ontdekt ofwel.


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

Ja! Het was de Vikingen.


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

There were people living here (in the Americas) for thousands of years before the Vikings showed up.


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

I don't understand the 'correct' answer. How can it be the present perfect rather than 'Columbus did not discover Europe'? When would it ever be said and by whom? I'm struggling to think of a context for it.


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

you're right is why! It's a poor translation. heeft ontdekt = discovered; heeft niet ontdekt = didn't discover. The correct answer should be: Columbus didn't discover Europe. (Hij heeft Amerika ook niet ontdekt.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter415737

Columbus has not discovered Europe...yet!

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