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"De voorkant van het gebouw is blauw."

Translation:The front of the building is blue.

October 8, 2014

4 Comments


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

What's wrong with facade for voorkant?


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

Maybe it could be accepted. But take care, this is not a common word for the front of a building. Maybe it's still used by e.g. construction workers and architects, but normally not in everyday use. The figurative een facade opwerpen (hiding yourself/hiding your true activities or agenda) is still used.


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

I have the same. Why facade is not an acceptable answer?


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

A facade is often, but not always, the front of a building. Since voorkant only means the front, it is best to not use facade as a translation.

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