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"Waar is de plaats?"

Translation:Where is the town?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/martin43417

If plaats translates to town, how would you say 'towns'?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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The plural is "plaatsen". To describe small towns, the diminutive "plaatsje(s)" is often used.

On a sidenote, a more common meaning of "plaats" is place.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dsaintonge
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As a follow up to this, is there any difference between plek(ken) and plaats(en) when referring to a place, or can they be used interchangeably?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarmFoothills

Plaats does not only mean place, but also town or city. Apart from that they are pretty much interchangeable.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mmgery
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So where does "de stad" fit into that mix? Can it be used interchangeably with plaats as well

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarmFoothills

Stad can only mean city or town.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nierls
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you could say dorp (village, small town) and stad (city, big town) as well. Dorpen, steden, plaatsen.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joelson00

Maar men zegt "Kerkplaats", en dit is op Engels a "square". Dus misschien: Where is the square?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nierls
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Plaats =/= kerkplaats

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ronaldsantoro243

Can plaats also mean "square" in Dutch? So can my answer "Where is the square?" be accepted?

6 months ago