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Just the Dutch naming animals

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For real?? Dutch is not kidding right? lmao

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/sofiarayol
sofiarayol
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Haha I found this hilarious!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Redelll
Redelll
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so do I lol

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaritvanDelden

Stekelvarken translates to "spike pig". Makes a lot more sense!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/summ1t

English can be pretty funny too.

Vogelbekdier (Bird beak animal) ---> Platapus (A what a pus) Inktvis (ink fish) ---> Octopus (Yet another pus) Vliegende hond (Flying dog) ---> Flying fox (in Australia anyway) Luiaard (Lazy being) ---> Sloth (Australischlijk)

I just love the Spookdiertje

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Petja.
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That's one of the reasons I find Dutch highly amusing! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WordFitlySpoken
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How come we didn't have these animals in the animals skill?!

This was hilarious, thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deHenk
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The 'vliegende hond' is actually called 'vleermuis'. Which means 'wing mouse' XD

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JesseKuipe1
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Vliegende hond (or vleerhond) is correct. They are a taxonomical family of big bats. In English they are called megabats or fruit bats (and some of them are also called flying fox). See https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vleerhonden (in Dutch) or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabat (in English).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deHenk
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Oh, I see thank you. So vleerhonden is a subfamily of vleermuizen.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JesseKuipe1
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Yup.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Susande
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The list doesn't even contain the following. :)

walvis (whale - shore fish):

stinkdier (skunk - stink animal):

wasbeer (raccoon - wash bear):

zeehond (seal - sea dog):

And of course we also use zeepaardje (see horse) and zeekoe (see cow).

2 years ago