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"Waarom voeren ze altijd oorlog met deze legers?"

Translation:Why do they always wage war with these armies?

January 14, 2015

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

Is this saying: "Why do they always wage war AGAINST these armies" or is it "Why do they always wage war USING these armies", or is it ambiguous in Dutch as it is in English?


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

In Dutch it is USING these armies on this case. But please note that a sentence like this will never actually be used in the Netherlands. A sentence like "why do these countries always wage war against each other?" Would rather be used.


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

I was wondering the same thing.


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

Zo...Welke legers zouden zij moeten gebruiken?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sowrd299

De anderen. Duh.


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

Ze zouden in vrede leven moeten, hoor!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kpelle27

De legers zijn te zwaak!


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

To sell weapons and to distract their own people.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/as2907

What's this even supposed to mean?


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

where does a king keep his armies? In his sleevies!!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sp7s

In American English, it is more common to say "Why do they always fight wars with these armies" than "wage wars". Thesaurus.com lists "wage war" as a synonym for "fight". (https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/wage%20war)

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