"Japan is een eiland."

Translation:Japan is an island.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/quollism
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Technically Japan is a 6852-island archipelago with four major islands but whatever. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sowrd299
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Would you really rather translate that?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcinTust

Japan is een archipel met vier hoofdeilanden!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lulicapde
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Eiland...... egg country.. lol

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jamesjiao
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Wrong.. actually 'island land'. From Old Frisian word 'ei' meaning 'island'. Nothing to do with the modern Dutch 'ei' as in egg.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lulicapde
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You could just laugh at the idea.. lol

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/silverthornfire
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And a good way of remembering the word imo. Thanks :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kebukebu
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Same with Old English. It's where you get the -ey in island names like Jersey and Guernsey, for example.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulineStinson
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Interesting, thanks!

2 years ago

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

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/efisgpr
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Frisian*

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jamesjiao
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Duly noted.

1 year ago
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