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"Tegen Nederland verliezen is een traditie in Ierland."

Translation:Losing against the Netherlands is a tradition in Ireland.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland
alexinIreland
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Cheap shot. =_=

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ikamjh
Ikamjh
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Motivation to finish or you might see that in the Danish tree... ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
Susande
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Well to lift your mood a bit, we do remember the exception oh so vividly. :(

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland
alexinIreland
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Yes, and you will keep remembering it =_=

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
Susande
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Indeed, let's keep that memory, there's no reason to replace it by a new one. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Torsby
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Oh goodness. :L

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaLangGirl

I now know the Dutch word for my country, Ireland. My life is complete :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarmFoothills

And someone from Ireland is called an Ier.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/schiffmeister
schiffmeister
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SHOTS FIRED

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StayFun
StayFun
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In Dutch, you don't lose 'against' ('tegen') someone, but 'from' ('van'). Therefore, the original sentence has to run thus: "Van Nederland verliezen is een traditie in Ierland."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/schiffmeister
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In English, you don't lose "against" someone either. You compete "against", but lose "to".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/luigipinna
luigipinna
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picky, picky; where does it matter where you put "losing?" the meaning is the same

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
El2theK
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I don't know where you put "losing". However, if you are of the opinion that your sentence should have been accepted I would advice you to use the functions that Duolingo provides you for those purposes. Namely the report function that is present when you have answered the question.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StefanoSolgreno
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"Tegen Brazilië verliezen niet is een traditie in Noorwegen." ;) I think that is a correct translation ...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarmFoothills

That's obviously not correct!!! It should be "Niet tegen Brazilië verliezen is een traditie in Noorwegen.", other then that, it's fine ;)

4 years ago