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16:21 May 28, 2001
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English term or phrase: myths and legends
this is a title for a chapter about what has been said and told but which isn't true
Jan Acx
Local time: 19:05

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namythen en legendenxxxBranko
nasagen en legenden
Marijke Mayer
namythen en sagenCarine Brys
naMythen en legenden



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Mythen en legenden

Translate it literally!

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mythen en sagen

When I was a child I had 2 books:
Griekse mythen en sagen
Romeinse mythen en sagen

    childhood memories
Carine Brys
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sagen en legenden

(Je moet al bijna aan het einde zijn gekomen. )Ik las als kind veel sagen en legenden uit Vlaanderen, (de Lange Wapper!)dus ik weet dat dit de juiste uitdrukking is. Ik denk dat dit gaat over 'misvattingen' met misschien moet je dit ook als zodanig vertalen, daar sagen en legenden een beetje misstaat in een technische handleiding, maar dat hangt uiteraard van de context af.

Marijke Mayer
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Native speaker of: Dutch
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mythen en legenden

I would like to stress that which has already be mentioned by others: if we are simply talking about untruths, you cannot translate the phrase to 'mythen en legenden'. You would then have to choose 'onwaarheden' (untruths) or, as I have done in http://www.htmlhelp.com/nl/design/accessibility/myths.html, 'fabels'. 'Mythen en legenden' refer strictly to old stories that may have a core of truth in them, IMHO.

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