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"Ligt Limburg zuidelijker dan de andere provincies?"

Translation:Is Limburg farther south than the other provinces?

November 3, 2014



Farthest south.


Would ("Ja, Limburg ligt zuidelijker dan de andere provincies." ) be the answer to this question, if I was trying to say ("Yes, Limburg is farther south than the other provinces".) ?:


Yes, that's correct.


Thank you Rutger_W! It always helps when I can confirm a sentence I make myself.


Is it also possible to say " Is Limburg situaded farther south than the other provinces?


Why does DL give as hint for 'zuidelijker' MORE SOUTH, if it then rejects that, requiring us to use FARTHER SOUTH....?! So frustrating...


IDK, but as a native Engels Spreker, I can tell you that more south or more southern sounds wrong in this context, and that further south sounds right


Although, technically "further south" is wrong, as "further" refers to time and "farther" refers to distance: "New Year's Eve is further away than I thought" vs "She lives farther away from me than her sister".


Yes, further and farther are used interchangeably in terms of meaning, although one word definitely sounds more appropriate in certain contexts than others; which is what makes languages so much fun/hard to learn.


I was under the impression that the interchangeability of further and farther was not technically correct and just a part of verbal speech. But perhaps you are correct. Thanks for the examples!

  • 1719

Is this the "Limburg" of "Limburger cheese" renown" ?


Before the Netherlands formed there was a Duchy of Limburg, that's where the cheese and the Dutch province got their name. So you could say the cheese predates the province.

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