¿Holanda o Países Bajos?
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Ariadna Castillo González  Identity Verified
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Países Bajos is the right answer May 29, 2003

GoodWords wrote:

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Hi

You´re right! The Netherlands should be translated as "Países Bajos" even though many people refer (wrongly) to that country as "Holanda".

Ariadna


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'Países Bajos' es el nombre oficial May 29, 2003

Hi!

I am originally from the Netherlands. The official name of my country is indeed 'los Países Bajos'. However, a lot of Dutch people - especially Northern Dutch people, coming from the provinces 'Noord-Holland' ('Holanda-Norte') and 'Zuid-Holland' ('Holanda-Sud') - refer to the Netherlands with 'Holland' ('Holanda'). Although actually incorrect, its usage seems to have become accepted (internationally) by many people.

Personally, I use 'the Netherlands', since it is the official name.

Hope this helps.

All the best,

Ron Peek

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Países Bajos

El nombre oficial del país es "los Países Bajos"; el plural países creo recordar que procede de la traducción original del holandés pero que serían "tierras bajas" no quiere decir que sean varios paises, es uno sólo.


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Lucinda  Identity Verified
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Los Países Bajos May 30, 2003

That is the official name of the country - The Netherlands. "Holanda" only designates one or more parts of the country "North Holland" and "South Holland."

A lot of people use just "Holanda/Holland" but I do not think that it has as yet been officially changed.


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Marijke Singer  Identity Verified
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Los Países Bajos May 30, 2003

Lucinda Hollenberg wrote:

That is the official name of the country - The Netherlands. "Holanda" only designates one or more parts of the country "North Holland" and "South Holland."

A lot of people use just "Holanda/Holland" but I do not think that it has as yet been officially changed.


[Edited at 2003-05-30 02:42]


Lucinda tiene razón. Los órganos oficiales llaman a este país los Países Bajos. Abajo pongo los vínculos a las distintas embajadas de los Países Bajos:
España:
http://www.embajadapaisesbajos.es/
Argentina:
http://www.embajadaholanda.int.ar/espaniol/
Colombia:
http://www.embajadadeholanda.org.co/
Perú:
http://www.nlgovlim.com/spanish/
Ecuador:
http://www.embajadadeholanda.com/spanish/

En todas las páginas hablan de:
Embajada Real de los Paises Bajos


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