"Ik reis twee keer per maand naar Amerika."

Translation:I travel to America twice a month.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/atcsandra
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Twice a month to America from the Netherlands, regardless of whether you assume America is the US, sounds brutal to me.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jorimhw
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In a sentence like this, does Amerika ever not refer to the US?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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Yeah it could just refer to the continent, though probably a lot of people would most likely think that you are referring to the US.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CJ.Dennis
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Which continent? North or South America?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/QoanSeol
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From El2theK's comment I assume Dutch, as many other Europeans, just consider North and South America to be subdivisions of one single continent.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MentalPinball
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I think it's discriminating the rest of the countries that are a part of America as a continent. I believe it'd be a lot better if in all of these sentences America was changed to Verenigde Staten.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Semeltin
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I don't agree with you. The suggested translation says "America" as well and not "the USA".

2 years ago
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