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"Tegen Nederland verliezen is een traditie in Ierland."

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

August 19, 2014

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

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


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

And someone from Ireland is called an Ier.


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

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."


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

In English, you don't lose "against" someone either. You compete "against", but lose "to".


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

Oh goodness. :L


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

Well to lift your mood a bit, we do remember the exception oh so vividly. :(


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

Yes, and you will keep remembering it =_=


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

Indeed, let's keep that memory, there's no reason to replace it by a new one. :)


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

Motivation to finish or you might see that in the Danish tree... ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stephen847223

The Danish captain (Delaney) is an Irish-American


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Hodge-

Fancy a game of rugby?


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

"Tegen Brazilië verliezen niet is een traditie in Noorwegen." ;) I think that is a correct translation ...


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

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


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

picky, picky; where does it matter where you put "losing?" the meaning is the same


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/El2theK

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.

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