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Old November 30th, 2008, 05:03 PM   #1141
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'tis also easier to say England than United Kingdom or Great Britain. :p
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Old November 30th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #1142
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On the other hand, you'll find a lot of Dutch trucks with the adress of thei company on it, with Holland in stead of the Netherlands, even if that company is not situated in one of the Holland-provinces. Perhaps because Holland is more well-know as a country-name.

So even the Dutch make that mistake.



Zeewolde is *not* in Noord- of Zuid-Holland but in Flevoland.
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Old November 30th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #1143
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Yes, it happens a lot along Dutchmen too. "I'm from Holland" is a normal sentence.
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Old November 30th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #1144
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Old November 30th, 2008, 06:10 PM   #1145
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In Slovakian it's common name is also "Holandsko", but they have a correct translation: "Nizozemsko" (or sth like that)
Buttom line the only way you can say it in hungarian is HOLLANDIA. Belive me! Everyone in Hungary knows which country we talk about.....yes It is
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Old November 30th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #1146
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so only in hungarian and dutch there is only one term for that country?
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Old November 30th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #1147
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The Dutch term is "Nederland". In Dutch, nobody would say they're from "Holland", but they would say "Ik kom uit Nederland".
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Old November 30th, 2008, 09:38 PM   #1148
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I usually only refer to it when I'm talking about the Holland provinces. And Dutch people that emigrated a long time ago also seem to use it.

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Old November 30th, 2008, 09:40 PM   #1149
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so only in hungarian and dutch there is only one term for that country?
No - we have Holandia(more common) or Niderlandy.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 05:51 AM   #1150
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Oh my God, I've seen very few pics of this thread....
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Old December 1st, 2008, 09:28 AM   #1151
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Have a look in the previous thread, you'll find many
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Old December 1st, 2008, 08:05 PM   #1152
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Austria, Netherlands (or Holland), Hungary..... are great countries btw
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No - we have Holandia(more common) or Niderlandy.
ok, but it is often to have 2 forms. it seems that only dutch and hungarian use only one form. actually, croatian too because "Holandija" is considered as serbian word. so we say "Nizozemska".
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 07:13 PM   #1154
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In Dutch you say "Nederland" in English "the Netherlands" (pluriel). The Term "De Nederlanden" (pluriel) refers to the Benelux (aprox).
I find it very confusing.
Nederland
the Netherlands
Holland
De Nederlanden
Nederlands
Hollands
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And in Belgium a lot of people will say they speak Flemish in stead of Dutch because they do not want to be mistaken for our nice neighbours.
No wonder people are confused.
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To make some more confusion: "Dutch" is the adjective for someone or something from the Netherlands. But for something from Germany, we use the word "Duits".
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 08:25 PM   #1156
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"Dutch" comes from "Diets", which is an old form of Dutch. Does anyone still follow it?
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you are all belgians
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OK, so now a bit more on-tipic

1. How long did it take for border booths to be removed after the Nethelands joined Schengen, esp. on more importanr roads?

2. Does anyone knows where can I find info about tenders of possible demolishion of border booths at PL/D border (could be in German) ?
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1. How long did it take for border booths to be removed after the Nethelands joined Schengen, esp. on more importanr roads?
Some are still there, on the A7/BAB280 and the A1/BAB30 crossings, for example. On other major crossings, like on the A12/BAB3 crossing, the buildings are still there, abandoned next to the road. Just before this there is a gas station and a road side rest area, so there is nothing to do with this terrain. It's just a parking spot for trucks. I don't know what's going to happen to the buildings:

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