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"De beeldenstorm duurde geen heel jaar."

Translation:The iconoclasm did not last a whole year.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/kaybekwa

Can someone translate "iconoclasm" to english

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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Attacking, looting and damaging of Catholic religious places by Protestants in 1566 in the Netherlands. This also happened in other places in Europe earlier in the 1500's, see here for more info in Dutch and in English.

The British version is instead known as the Dissolution of the Monasteries. (Thanks to ajcee7 for this info.)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeffHK
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God bless the British- the Dissolution of the Monasteries is more comprehensible than "the iconoclasm"! I'm laughing as I write this.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deguo
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Beeldenstorm is actually used very often as the English term for what happened in the Low Countries in the summer of 1566. The other common term is the "breaking of the images."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/feyMorgaina
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Iconoclasm is English. You can find a definition at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iconoclasm.

"Iconoclasm is the destruction of religious icons and other images or monuments for religious or political motives. In time, the word, usually in the adjectival form, has also come to refer to aggressive statements or actions against any well-established status quo."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VillesvikMary

Ja, I associate it with using anti communists expressions especially against the PRC.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph2
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Evidently there was an entire period of "iconoclasm" in Dutch history. In everyday modern English, a person who is an "iconoclast" or something that is "iconoclastic" goes against the norms; rebels against social mores; purposely violates societal standards and attacks all sacred cows, attempting to bring about change. I'd personally never heard of the historical Dutch "iconoclasm" before this sentence. I wonder if the Dutch use this word in a generic modern sense like we do, or if it's limited to that particular part of their history?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stevie_T
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Not only has this course taught me Dutch, but I sometimes have learned English words like this one. Such a fantastic course!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hedi76
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"Bildersturm" in German

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joseph2
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I have never in my life heard of the word "iconoclasm." I don't doubt it's a real word, but wow. I was fully aware of variant forms of the word like "iconoclast" (the person doing the "iconoclasm"), "iconoclastic," and what they meant. I would have assumed this word (if it existed) might be something like "iconoclasism"--but apparently that is not a real word. Learn something new every day.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StanKing1
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Iconoclasm is a word of Greek origin, meaning breaking of the icons. The first use of the word was in the 700s in the Byzantine Empire. A discussion of the motives behind it would not fit in this message, but it is very interesting to read about. The wikipedia link above is a good start.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chartsman
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Would the translation for "The iconoclasm didn't last THE whole year" be the following: "De beeldenstorm duurde NIET de heel jaar"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan
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Het gebruik van "NIET" is goed. Maar "jaar" is een "de" woord. "De beeldenstorm duurde niet het hele jaar"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chartsman
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Dank je wel!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BarbaraCha360905
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The hint under the word gives the term 'Iconoclastic Fury', but when I used that it was not accepted.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Corvette2001
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Iconoclasm may be common fare in certain obscure corners of academia, but certainly has no place in a simple language course. As a minimum....destruction of religious images...would cover the ...beeldenstorm...concept.

11 months ago