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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.
Lucy Simpson
Local time: 00:14
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Summary of answers provided
4help / services from an accomplice
Albert Stufkens
3accomplice
Alexander Schleber


Discussion entries: 8





  

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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
accomplice


Explanation:
I get to this answer via German. "Spanndienste" there refers to accomplices, usually in crime, => helpers in dubious circumstances.

"accomplice" is syntactically not right, so maybe you will have to find a workaround that fits your text.

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 01:14
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 58
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
help / services from an accomplice


Explanation:
Van Dale:
2 (figuurlijk, minachtend) handlangersdiensten

Albert Stufkens
Netherlands
Local time: 01:14
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 18
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