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"The prison is little."

Translation:De gevangenis is klein.

January 21, 2015

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

It would be so much better if we were introduced to the word 'vangen' (to catch) before...


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

And opvangen = to provide with shelter. :) But although that's also what a gevangenis does, I guess the name is linked to gevangen, not to opgevangen. FYI:

  • to put people behind bars = mensen achter tralies zetten = mensen gevangen zetten
  • the prisioner = de gevangene (lit. the caught/captured one)

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Florence533289

Thanks Susande, this is really helpful. :)

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