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19:53 Aug 8, 2006
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Education / Pedagogy / basistekst
Dutch term or phrase: basistekst
Basistekst = (volgens Van Dale) tekst die ten grondslag ligt aan een verklaring

"(...) schreven een basistekst (...) Deze tekst was de basis voor de discussies die volgden (...)"
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Local time: 09:07
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Summary of answers provided
5primary text
joeky janusch
4core text
Ineke Hardy
3draftHarry Borsje
3basic essay, report, piece (depending on context)
Maria Danielson


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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
primary text


Explanation:
according Van Dale

joeky janusch
Israel
Local time: 11:07
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Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
core text


Explanation:
Wat dacht je van "core text" ... forming the basis for the subsequent discussions?

Ineke Hardy
Netherlands
Local time: 10:07
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
basic essay, report, piece (depending on context)


Explanation:
It depends on what the subject matter is. If what you're translating is not formal, you might translate this as "wrote a basic discussion-starter".

Maria Danielson
United States
Local time: 04:07
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
draft


Explanation:
or proposal

Harry Borsje
Netherlands
Local time: 10:07
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Johan Venter: draft or draft text
20 hrs

disagree  Olli Leroy: I don't know how much or if discussions are really held on the basis of drafts. Aren't texts for these purposes supposed to be well-prepared? I think the basis means something else in this context.
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