Talk:Pier Gerlofs Donia

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Why is De biezem yn'e mêst, sei Grutte Pier, wy sille de Sudersee skjinfeie! translated as The Hollanders are like dunes, Donia said, We shall clean the Southern Seas from them!? The literal translation is (Put) the broom in the mast, said Grutte Pier (Peter the Great), we shall sweep clean the Southern Seas (Zuiderzee)!

biezem: broom; mêst: mast; skjin: clean; feie: sweep --Slomox 19:05, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

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  • "De biezem yn'e mêst," sei Grutte Pier "wy sille de Sudersee skjinfeie!"
    • Translation: The Hollanders are like dunes, Donia said, We shall clean the South-Sea from them!
  • Nae Myn Heer ta
    • Translation: To my Lord.
    • After an old enemy of Pier Gerlofs asked him where he'd want to go in afterlife, he anwered that he wanted to go to God.
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