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Holland is a small country.

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Holland / The Netherlands is a small country.

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The Netherlands is a small country.

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Sentence #64826

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The Netherlands is a small country.

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aze
Niderland balaca ölkədir.
bel
Галандыя — маленькая краіна.
bel
Нідэрланды — маленькая краіна.
ber
Holanda d tamuṛt d tameẓẓant.
deu
Die Niederlande sind ein kleines Land.
deu
Holland ist ein kleines Land.
fra
Les Pays-Bas sont un petit pays.
ita
L'Olanda è un paese piccolo.
jbo
la .nederland. cmalu gugde
jpn
オランダは狭い国です。
mar
नेदरलँड्ज हा एक छोटा देश आहे.
nld
Nederland is een klein land.
nob
Nederland er et lite land.
pol
Holandia to mały kraj.
por
A Holanda é um país pequeno.
rus
Нидерланды — маленькая страна.
rus
Голландия — маленькая страна.
spa
Holanda es un país pequeño.
spa
Los Países Bajos son un país pequeño.
tur
Hollanda küçük bir ülkedir.
ukr
Нідерланди — маленька країна.
ara
هولندا بلد صغير.
cmn
荷兰是个小国。
荷蘭是個小國。
ell
Η Ολλανδία είναι μικρή χώρα.
eng
Holland is a small country.
epo
Nederlando estas malgranda lando.
eus
Holanda herrialde txikia da.
ile
Nederland es un litt land.
jbo
la nederland. cmalu gugde
lit
Olandija tai maža šalis.
pol
Holandia to niewielki kraj.
pol
Holandia to niewielkie państwo.
srp
Holandija je mala zemlja.
swe
Nederländerna är ett litet land.
toki
ma Netelan li ma lili.
ukr
Голандія — маленька країна.
ukr
Голандія - маленька країна.

Comments

MUIRIEL 2010-01-22 13:28 link permalink

Knowing that in German "Holland" is only a part of the country "Niederlande" (Netherlands) and that these two words are often confused, I found in Leo and in Wikipedia that in English "Holland" can stand for the part OR for the hole country. But Leo and Wikipedia told me also that in French "Hollande" stands always only for the part of the country "Pays-Bas" (but as in German there is the problem of confusion). So I think, with this context here, the English word "Holland" should be translated by "Pays-Bas"(fr) and "Niederlande"(de).
Quite confusing, but interesting^^.
What do native speakers (en, fr..) think about it?
And what about the Japanese and the Chinese translations?

human600 2010-01-22 17:42 link permalink

In colloquial American English, "Holland" is almost always used
to name that (whole) country.
We very rarely say "the Netherlands".
I myself did not know that "Holland" can also mean only a part,
and I would be surprised to meet an American who knew that.
(Americans, as a whole, are notoriously ignorant about geography).

The fact that the original English sentence says "country"
says to me that it means the whole country, not just the region.

human600 2010-01-22 17:46 link permalink

In summary, I agree with your suggestions:
de: Holland => Die Niederlande
fr: La Hollande => Les Pays-Bas.

blay_paul 2010-08-28 18:18 link permalink

Please use just one of 'Holland' and 'The Netherlands' not both. If you want both versions represented then use one as an alternative translation.

sacredceltic 2010-08-28 18:35 link permalink

I confirm that in France "la Hollande" is but one region of "les Pays-Bas". However in Belgium, francophones say "la Hollande" to mean the entire neighbouring country.
This comes from history, since Belgium used to be itself included in the "Kingdom of the Low Countries" before the revolution of 1830 and the independence of Belgium, so I suppose that in their minds, the "Low countries" ceased to exist, and they subsequently identified their neighbour to the region that holds the central power, because the main centres of power in the Netherlands are, indeed, in Holland (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Leyden, Den Haag)