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Canute-like

Dutch translation: gedoemd tot mislukken

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12:07 Mar 19, 2002
English to Dutch translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: Canute-like
The French ban the use of foreign words and specify the proportion of music on radio stations that must be sung in French. The English laugh at the French because they fail to understand that Canute-like attempts at proprietorship are doomed.
sk8r
Local time: 02:29
Dutch translation:gedoemd tot mislukken
Explanation:
Canute-like betekent gedoemd tot mislukken.

Zie http://www.pe2000.com/canute_spelling.htm
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Chris Hopley
Netherlands
Local time: 02:29
Grading comment
Bedankt.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +1gedoemd tot mislukken
Chris Hopley


  

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gedoemd tot mislukken


Explanation:
Canute-like betekent gedoemd tot mislukken.

Zie http://www.pe2000.com/canute_spelling.htm


    Reference: http://www.pe2000.com/canute_spelling.htm
Chris Hopley
Netherlands
Local time: 02:29
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 785
Grading comment
Bedankt.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Antoinette Verburg: of 'gedoemd te mislukken' (iets gangbaarder). 'doomed' kan verder matuurlijk worden weggelaten in de vertaling.
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  -> Gelijk heb je.
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