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Dicht hiertegen aan ligt ... » answer
by malachirobertson (US), 2013-10-17, 02:43  Spam?  
This seems to be an idiom and I have no idea what it means.  Please help!
Dicht hiertegen aan ligt de opvatting ...
___________________ the view . . .

by wbk (BE), 2013-10-19, 18:37  Spam?  
Closely related to this point of view is the opinion ...
thrown off by doorlicht » answer
by malachirobertson (US), 2013-10-16, 19:24  Spam?  
How does one translate doorlicht in the following sentence.

Een strakke hoofdstukindeling is hierbij niet te geven: wat u gaat zien, doorlicht het heden en de toekomst.

A rigid chapter division cannot be given by this: what you are going to see, _____ the present and the future.

by Windfall (GB), 2013-10-18, 09:20  Spam?  
"illuminates" (as in "reveals") would fit. Van Dale gives "to shine light through" and  "to X-ray".
looking to smooth out my English translation » answer
by malachirobertson (US), Last modified: 2013-10-04, 17:32  Spam?  
Here is the sentence that I am trying to translate:
Elk van deze tijdsbepalingen duidt zinnebeeldig de duur aan van de grote verdrukking (7,14), de samenvattende benaming voor die zware perioden tussen hemelvaart en wederkomst die zich kenmerken door hevig woeden van de satan, nu eens hier en dan weer daar, nu eens zus en dan weer zo.

Each of these temporal determinations indicates symbolically the duration of the great tribulation (7,14), the summarizing name for those difficult periods between the ascension and return that are characterized by violent rages of Satan, now once here and then again there, now once this way and now again that way.

I am having trouble with the parts in bold.
by Windfall (GB), 2013-10-03, 12:19  Spam?  
Please can you add your translation attempt? It makes the question quicker and easier to answer.
by Windfall (GB), Last modified: 2013-10-18, 11:14  Spam?  
Van Dale gives the following options for tijdsbepaling: determination/computation of tome, stipulation as to time, time-limit , deadline, ti,e adjunct. I think yours is probably "stipulations of time", as in "Each of these time periods stipulated" or "Each of these periods of time mentioned".
The options for "verdrukking" are given as: oppression, repression, depression (in a geological, not emotional sense), [tp get into a] scrape/hole/hot water/tight corner and [in spite of] opposition. My guess would be "oppression", but it depends on the rest of the text.
nu eens ... dan weer... = "now ... (and) now ..." or " one time .... another time" or "sometimes… sometimes/(at) other times" or "first/now… (and) then". Is "zus" meant to be "dus"?
I'd say " sometimes here, other times there again, sometimes this way and other times that way".
bevorderd » answer
by dutchseeker (UN), 2013-09-30, 15:31  Spam?  
In verband met verzekerde engelse tijdsvakken werd voor client een buitenlandse uitkering bevorderd.

I am not sure what 'bevorderd' means in this context. None of the usual meanings seems to fit.
by Windfall (GB), 2013-10-03, 12:18  Spam?  
I wonder if the writer isn't a Dutch native speaker and has mixed up the Dutch word "bevorderen" with the German word "anfordern" (request).
het kalmpjes aandoen » answer
by Windfall (GB), 2013-09-30, 12:49  Spam?  
Although he's already easily past pensionable age, toch doet Fred het allerminst kalmpjes aan.
Although he's already past pensionable age, Fred's not taking it in the least easy??
kalmpjes  #762303
by Fressi (US), 2014-07-12, 06:14  Spam?  
"Fred's not taking it easy in the least." or "... Fred's taking it easy as little as possible."  I must admit, though, that "easy as little" tends to sound a bit unnatural.  I would go with yours (but with "in the least" at the end) or "Fred's not taking it easy at all."
by Windfall (GB), 2014-07-12, 11:04  Spam?  
Thank you
Vertaling kast plint » answer
by Vertaalvraag, 2013-09-25, 11:38  Spam?  93.129.4...
Ik zoek de vertaling van het woord plint in het engels. Het gaat om de afwerking van een inbouwkast dus de plinten die onder, naast en eventueel boven de kast verwerkt worden om alle loze ruimtes af te dekken. Hier is uitgelegd wat ik bedoel: Ik heb al wel het woord plinth gevonden maar is dit de juiste vertaling?
Odd use of weet? » answer
by malachirobertson (US), 2013-09-25, 04:41  Spam?  
Is het de christelijke gemeente die zich tegenover Israël tot het getuigenis van Christus verplicht weet hetzij de historische gemeente van Jeruzalem destijds (Wikenhauser, Rissi, Rissi3), hetzij de christelijke gemeente vandaag (Brütsch, Schrenk1, Feuillet4, Beagley)?

How do you translate "verplicht" and "weet" in this question?  Could it be a typographical error for some other word?
zich verplicht weten  #727467
by wbk (BE), 2013-09-26, 21:20  Spam?  
"zich verplicht weten tot iets" = "to feel obliged to do sth."
What means "it sucks" and it "doesn't suck" and what is the difference between the two. » answer
by goalsurfer (BE), 2013-08-28, 19:19  Spam?  
I knew "it sucks" as an expression used in publicity for one or another and I always thought it meant "cool".  But ones  I got an email about some website templates "that didn't suck".  They were not bad at all, so from then I thought maybe "it doesn't suck" means that they are OK and "it sucks" maybe "afgezaagd, onnozel, hangt mijn kas uit".
If I know I wouldn't ask it here.  Please give me translations for both.  Thanks.
by Windfall (GB), Last modified: 2013-09-05, 12:58  Spam?  
"It sucks" means "it's awful" or  "it's not cool". "It doesn't suck" means "it's not awful". "It doesn't suck" is most frequently said by people who say "it sucks" a lot. In their view, most things in the world suck (are awful/inadequate/uncool). When they say "It doesn't suck" they mean that this thing is an exception for not being awful/inadequate/uncool/as bad as expected.
I'm afraid I don't know the corresponding Dutch terms.
Noorderzon » answer
by helluva (UN), 2013-07-28, 21:45  Spam?  
Een kind van acht vraagt haar moeder waar haar vader is.

Die is met de noorderzon vertrokken.
Ik geloof je niet want de zon schijnt nooit in het noorden.

Gone with the wind is een goede vertaling voor 'met de noorderzon vertrokken' maar hoe vertaal je dan best het antwoord van het kind?
'... de zon schijnt nooit in het noorden.'
Vertaling  #718172
by ruben23, 2013-07-29, 09:58  Spam?  143.176.56...
Ik denk dat je "ik geloof je niet want de zon schijnt nooit in het noorden" het best vertaald met.
I do not believe in you because the sun never shines in the north.
by helluva (UN), 2013-07-29, 22:20  Spam?  
Dag Ruben


Maar ik mis dan de connectie. In het Nederlands breit het kind in zijn antwoord verder op de term 'noorderzon'.  Ik geloof je niet want de zon schijnt niet in het noorden.

Als je moeders zin vertaalt als 'he's gone with the wind' dan zou het thema wind ook moeten terugkomen in het antwoord van het kind.

Je suggestie zou goed zijn als je moeders zin vertaalt als: 'He went to the land of the northern sun. Dan zou het kind inderdaad kunnen antwoorden 'I don' believe you cose the sun never shines in the north.'

just an idea  #718408
by wbk (BE), 2013-07-30, 19:17  Spam?  
gone with the wind => the wind always comes back
Northern sun  #718483
Down Under  #718561
by helluva (UN), Last modified: 2013-07-31, 20:54  Spam?  
Hello Catesse

The northern sun also shines up north in Scandinavia when there's daylight 24/24. The moment it is midnight in the rest of Europe, the sun is in the north up there.

So what does
met de noorderzon vertrekken
actually means:

To leave with the northern sun actually means:
To leave without notice to an unknown destination.
To vanish from the earth.

If there's a good alternative with wind or any other word, a translation is still welcome.
Serious suggestion  #718574
by Catesse (AU), 2013-08-01, 04:29  Spam?  
A nautical term from the days of sail: "gone with the wind and weather". No really in common use now, but it would not sound too unreal.
Australian term, not sure of its usage elsewhere: "gone to the back of beyond".
Poem from my father » answer
by adelaide58 (GB), 2013-07-22, 22:14  Spam?  

I've just found a poem my father wrote for me when I was four and it was never translated. I've tried my best but some of it makes no sense, maybe its the dialect or I just can't read his writing. It says something like;
"Deze vogel, kleine vlegel, schreef ik zou. Dat je vaker, praatjes maker, aan me denken zou. Vooral later, duivekater, als misschien. We elkonder, zalamonder, niet meer zien."

Any help greatly appreciated thanks.
by wbk (BE), 2013-07-22, 23:01  Spam?  
It seems to me like "kleine vlegel" (little brat), "praatjesmaker" (blether), "duivekater" (cheeky devil) and "zalamonder" (?) are to be interpreted as terms of endearment.

(might "zou" be "jou"? It makes no sense otherwise)

This bird(?), I wrote for you
So you'd think of me more often
Especially later if maybe
We might not see each other anymore
by adelaide58 (GB), 2013-07-23, 19:37  Spam?  
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