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"Het bos is groen."

Translation:The forest is green.

December 23, 2014

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

In the UK, most people would colloquially use the term "wood" and "forest" interchangeably. If we were to stop and think about it, a forest would be defined as being larger and possibly wilder.


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

I've used "bos" for wood, the kind where there are lots of trees. Not "hout" sort of wood. A forest is a big wood. Does Dutch differentiate between wood and forest and in which case what is the Dutch for the smaller forest?


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

In Spanish, we call the forest "bosque". In French, wood is "bois". Woods in Persian is بیشه‎ (biše). Bush, bos, bosque, bois and بیشه‎ (biše) are related words. The Romance cognates are Germanic loans, by the way.

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