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L – Es – Verzekeringsmaatschappij

Por |septiembre 3rd, 2016|

zeker: sure, certain
verzekeren: ensure, assure, insure (-en marks infinitive)
verzekering: assurance, insurance (-ing: gerund)
maat: partner, buddy, mate
maatschap: partnership
maatschappij: company, society
(both in the sense of association and of community)

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Dutch runs words together
as much as possible,
same as German,
and like German and English,
uses genitive compounds
rather than prepositional phrases,
if it can help it.

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Fierljeppen

Por |agosto 23rd, 2016|

Fierljeppen

or pole long jump (literally ‘far leaping’)

is the national sport of Friesland, or Fryslân

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