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"Japan is een eiland."

Translation:Japan is an island.

October 13, 2014

12 Comments


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

Technically Japan is a 6852-island archipelago with four major islands but whatever. :)

October 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sowrd299

Would you really rather translate that?

December 20, 2014

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

Japan is een archipel met vier hoofdeilanden!

February 1, 2015

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

Eiland...... egg country.. lol

December 22, 2014

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

Wrong.. actually 'island land'. From Old Frisian word 'ei' meaning 'island'. Nothing to do with the modern Dutch 'ei' as in egg.

December 30, 2014

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

You could just laugh at the idea.. lol

December 30, 2014

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

And a good way of remembering the word imo. Thanks :)

November 4, 2015

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

Same with Old English. It's where you get the -ey in island names like Jersey and Guernsey, for example.

July 3, 2015

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

Interesting, thanks!

April 22, 2016

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

And the "s" was added to the English word to make it look more like the French "isle," even though the two words are unrelated. Then the French dropped the "s" and added the circumflex for "île."

People are funny.

July 16, 2018

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

Frisian*

July 14, 2017

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

Duly noted.

July 19, 2017
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