negatief advies-tenzij

19:21 Jun 22, 2014
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Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Management
Dutch term or phrase: negatief advies-tenzij
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What would be the clearest way of saying this in English?
Emma Rault
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:41

Summary of answers provided
4Negative decision, with a caveat
Richard Purdom
3not granted, reconsideration only...
4 -1conditionally positive opinion/advice
Michael Beijer

Discussion entries: 31



1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
conditionally positive opinion/advice

Why not turn it around?

See e.g.:"conditionally posi... (Google search for: "conditionally positive opinion")

Note added at 1 hr (2014-06-22 20:35:01 GMT)

See e.g.:

‘In the OSE letter of January 7, 2004, OSE issued a conditionally positive opinion for this subdivision.’ ( )

‘In the initial assessment of clinical trials, 60% applications received a conditionally positive opinion.’ ( )

‘In accordance, a conditionally positive opinion is hereby issued.’ ( )

‘It is said that if as a result of performance of procedures, including named, the auditor did not manage to receive sufficient and pertinent auditor proofs concerning initial balances, the auditor report (conclusion) should include one of following variants:
• opinion with the reservation;
• refusal of opinion expression;
• opinion with the reservation or refusal of expression of opinion concerning results of activity, and also unconditionally positive opinion concerning a financial position (in those jurisdictions where it is admissible).’ ( )

Note added at 1 hr (2014-06-22 20:36:09 GMT)


een negatief advies uitbrengen = to deliver a negative opinion

negatief advies uitbrengen =
advise against [a proposal]
[staff council] advised its rejection

Note added at 1 hr (2014-06-22 20:40:22 GMT)

or: ‘conditionally positive recommendation’

Michael Beijer
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  writeaway: even your ever-present online dictionaries vote against you /whatever
36 mins
  -> Thanks writeaway, but this time I have common sense and logic on my side.

agree  philgoddard: Yes, this is the most sensible solution in my opinion.
43 mins
  -> Thanks Phil! Yes, it sounds a hell of a lot better than some sort of ugly ‘negative, unless’ construction.

disagree  Natasha Ziada: I don't think this is right. According to the ST the council clearly issues a negative advice, that will ONLY be overturned if certain conditions are met. So it is clearly not a positive recommendation.
16 hrs
  -> They don’t actually issue a negative opinion, but say that IF the applicant does not change the bouwplan, they will.

neutral  Barend van Zadelhoff: They do make a negative decision which may be and can be changed if requirements are met. No G-hits for your suggestion. Please also note, it is not just an opinion, in practice the 'advies van de commissie' is to be followed. /I mean the 'advice' variant
18 hrs
  -> Have you tried clicking on the first link in my answer? The Google search for "conditionally positive opinion". / I know, I wouldn’t use ‘advice’ either. I’d use ‘opinion’, ‘recommendation’ or ‘decision’.

disagree  freekfluweel: Bij de WC is het gewoon keihard Ja/Nee!!!
1 day 16 hrs
  -> Hoe zou jij het dan vertalen? Volgens mij is ‘Nee, tenzij’ hetzelfde al ‘Ja, als’ in deze context.
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16 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Negative decision, with a caveat

'advies' is used in the singular in dutch, but is uncountable in English, and therefore decision is suitable.

Richard Purdom
Local time: 07:41
Native speaker of: English

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Barend van Zadelhoff: 'with a caveat' is not the kind of language that would harmonize with the structure and the flow of the source text, it would seem to me.
3 hrs

neutral  Michael Beijer: caveat (warning, proviso or reservation) doesn’t work here
4 hrs

neutral  writeaway: as so often, this has been turned into another mountain out of molehill situation. No need to look far and wide or to try to be different/original. a straightforward translation of the straightforward Dutch (see actual context) is all that's needed.
5 hrs
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2 days 20 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
not granted, reconsideration only...

building permit: NOT granted, reconsideration of verdict only when applicant meets following requirements:

(Niet mijn vakgebied en ik hou niet van WC's! WC's zijn in het algemeen een hele dure grap voor architecten die hun werk moeten laten beoordelen door de plaatselijke bakker, visboer of andere proleten. Geen enkele andere professie kent dat; een architect bepaalt ook niet of de broden van een bakker wel aan de esthetische normen voldoen en derhalve wel of niet mogen worden verkocht)

Local time: 08:41
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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