getuige zijn

English translation: Mrs. X reproaches...witness

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Dutch term or phrase:getuige zijn
English translation:Mrs. X reproaches...witness
Entered by: Evert DELOOF-SYS

05:11 May 15, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: getuige zijn
It is actually a whole sentence I am having difficulty with 'een irrationeel gedrag wordt mij door mevr. X verweten terwijl zij getuige is geweest van zoveel slechte voorstellen.' The 'voorstellen' are referred to previously as 'alle voorstellen die hij gedaan heeft zijn in twee worden samen te vatten: inleveren & wegtekenen'. The text as a whole refers to visting rights of an estranged husband to his child.
Lucy Simpson
Mrs. X reproaches...
Explanation:
"Mrs. X reproached me my irrational behaviour (conduct), even though she had been a witness to (so) many bad proposals..."
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Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 00:46
Grading comment
That's pretty much what I'd written, and I'm still confused! Thank you anyway!
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Summary of answers provided
naMrs. X reproached...
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naMrs. X reproaches...
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naattest to
Marijke Singer
nawitnessed
Astrid Geeraerts
naif you don't want to use 'witness' you could use 'experienced'
Lex Dupuis
nawitness
Miet Vanaudenaerde


  

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20 mins
witness


Explanation:


Mrs. X accuses me of irrational behavior, although she witnessed many bad proposals (solutions).

Miet Vanaudenaerde
Canada
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22 mins
if you don't want to use 'witness' you could use 'experienced'


Explanation:
Perhaps you'd rather use the perfect tense here.

good luck

Lex Dupuis
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23 mins
witnessed


Explanation:
Hi there, the translation as I would put it is: "Mrs. X reproaches me irrational behaviour, even though she has witnessed so many bad proposals.."l

Astrid Geeraerts
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1 hr
attest to


Explanation:
Hi Lucy,

I see your problem!
Try 'attest to'

I am accused of irrational behaviour by Mrs X while she attests to so many bad proposals.

I think the poor man is a little bit confused!

Regards!

Marijke Singer
United Kingdom
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1 hr
Mrs. X reproached...


Explanation:
Hi there,

"Mrs. X reproached me my irrational behaviour, even though she has been witness of (so) many bad proposals..."

Hope it helps,

EDS

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 00:46
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
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6 hrs
Mrs. X reproaches...


Explanation:
"Mrs. X reproached me my irrational behaviour (conduct), even though she had been a witness to (so) many bad proposals..."


Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 00:46
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 1278
Grading comment
That's pretty much what I'd written, and I'm still confused! Thank you anyway!
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