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"Spanje en Frankrijk waren belangrijk in ons verleden."

Translation:Spain and France were important in our past.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ErwinRos
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Ah yeah. The good ol' days when we sailed the earth, robbing Spains of their silver xD. Kicked Napoleons ass. Those were the days. Ok back to reality.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dkpwatson

I think you'll find that was us British, don't you know old chap. What what! ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElNadim

The Dutch did rob Spain of their silver (Piet Hein) and also took part in the battle of Waterloo.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aling14
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I hope this is the right place for the observation that "verleden" and "geleden" are lexically similar and semantically related to past times. I find the similarity makes it easy for me to confuse them. Same issue with beloven/geloven, zoon/zon, maand/mand/mond, and other examples. Here's hoping further practice makes them more familiar and distinguishable!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gymnastical
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are they still?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
xMerrie
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Not as much (both France and Spain ruled the Netherlands), and economically... Germany is more important.. :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/prwh
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Both are important holiday destinations nowadays.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Uvuvwevwevwe

What's the difference between 'het verleden' and 'de geschiedenis'?

1 year ago