"My brother is a defender."

Translation:Mijn broer is verdediger.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/xassbit

So "doelman" doen't mean "defender"...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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doelman = goalkeeper

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xassbit

Yes, I understood. I thought a goalkeeper was a person who defended the goal net from the ball getting in, hence being a defender.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
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In that sense he is a defender yes though a goalkeeper has the right to use his/her hands in the goalarea and therefore is called a goalkeeper. Whereas the players that are referred to as defenders/verdedigers are field players and are not allowed to do so.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/matthew151191

Hey guys,

I have never really used verdediger (its a very literal translation isn't it? Would "back" make more sense?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thisca
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Verdediger can be used, it's normal dutch, not just a literal translation

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stuart6273

I have only ever seen 'broeder' until now....and i was thinking 'farmer' lol

2 years ago
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