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"Tijdens de Tien Jaren won de leider veldslag na veldslag."

Translation:During the Ten Years, the leader won battle after battle.

December 22, 2014



What's the difference between "slag" and "veldslag"?


Slag is more general, and although it is clear that it means veldslag ('battle on a field') when used capitalized and with a place name as in 'Slag bij Nieuwpoort', it can just mean 'beat', 'slap', 'strike', 'swing' or 'hit' depending on the context.

Some other compound words with the 'slag' element: donderslag, paukenslag, blikseminslag, zeeslag, slagwerk. (thunderclap, hit/strike on kettle drum, lightning strike, sea battle, percussion instruments)

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