"The castle is in the capital of Belgium."

Translation:Het kasteel ligt in de hoofdstad van Belgiƫ.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Binyann

I remember that somebody explained that mostly people use "staat" for a building, or something which can fall. Then why it is "ligt" here? Is it an exception?

4 years ago

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"Staat" would be possible here as well. That would imply a tall castle, whereas with "liggen" it gives the impression of a more sprawling structure (possibly including the surrounding estate). Other buildings that can "lie" instead of "stand" include farms (boerderijen), monasteries (kloosters), warehouses (warenhuizen), palaces (paleizen) and other large places like those.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Binyann

I see. Thanks a lot!

4 years ago
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