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13:10 Jun 29, 2007
Dutch to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
Dutch term or phrase:hand en spandiensten
This term is really frustrating me, because under "spandiensten" it tells me it should be somewhere in the dictionary under "hand" and I simply can't find it.
It's all over google and I still don't know what it means.
Moira B - yes, I think it's about time I bought the electronic version. I was so busy looking under "hand" that I didn't figure they would have put it under handen". The electronic version would at least have removed that problem.
Or get the electronic version!
hand- en spandiensten ( zelfstandig naamwoord, meervoud )
odd jobs, errands ( ook pejoratief )
iemand hand- en spandiensten bewijzen
give / render someone every assistance
( schertsend ) aid and abet someone
( pejoratief ) fetch and carry for someone, wait on someone, $ skivvy for someone, be at someone's beck and call, do someone's dirty work, be someone's errand-boy
( geschiedenis ) perform arriage and carriage / suit and service for someone
hand- en spandiensten verrichten
lend a helping hand