"A spider is an animal."

Translation:Een spin is een dier.

November 17, 2014

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

Very interesting that a spider is called in dutch what it does in english

November 17, 2014

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

This is because the name of the animal is derived from what it does. De spin spint zijn web = The spider spins its web

November 17, 2014

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

Interesting! Have a lingot

November 8, 2015

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

How exactly ? "Spin" is not the same as "spider"

November 8, 2015

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

And he can Read too!

September 25, 2016

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

Oh I thought it was an insect :(

November 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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You think insects or arachnids aren't animals? They're certainly not plants or bacteria.

November 19, 2015

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

an arachnid, actually...

March 9, 2015

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

Een spin is een achtpotig diertje.
(A spider is a little eight-legged animal.)

Een spin is geen insect, maar een spinachtige.
(A spider is not an insect, but an arachnid.)

June 14, 2019
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