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"Het kanaal leidt naar het park."

Translation:The canal leads to the park.

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Isn't it a "gracht"? Everywhere you look there's a gracht in Amsterdam. :)

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You might not be surprised to hear that Dutch has many words for "canal".

  • Kanaal: used for transport by ship or barge between two bodies of water. Usually large.
  • Gracht: city canals, used both for transportation and water management. Typically has trees and row houses on either side.
  • Sloot: small canals in the countryside, used for irrigation and water management.
4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jmerhar

Thanks for the explanation, Simius! I was only half serious with my question, but this is indeed useful information.

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And there are even more canals:

  • Vaart: kanaal, I don't know if there really is a difference
  • Slotgracht: moat (lit. castle gracht)
  • Singel: similar to a gracht, but usually surrounded by an earth wall instead of stone walls/streets/houses, e.g. the singel of Breda
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