moet je niet meer willen inspelen op

English translation: anticipate (depending on context)

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Dutch term or phrase:inspelen op
English translation:anticipate (depending on context)
Entered by: jarry (X)

04:52 Jan 18, 2001
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: moet je niet meer willen inspelen op
This is talking about attitudes to flexibility in the workplace. The whole sentence reads as follows:
Als de doelen duidelijk zijn en de middelen vastgesteld, moet je niet meer willen inspelen op veranderingen want die zijn er altijd wel.
Lucy Simpson
Local time: 15:59
I would translate this sentence as follows:
Explanation:
Once the objectives are clear and the resources have been defined/identified, it is futile to anticipate changes; they are unavoidable in any event.
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jarry (X)
South Africa
Local time: 16:59
Grading comment
Many thanks - I was translating inspelen op wrongly, as adapt to.
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Summary of answers provided
naanticipate/react
Paul Adriaenssens
naI would translate this sentence as follows:
jarry (X)


  

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I would translate this sentence as follows:


Explanation:
Once the objectives are clear and the resources have been defined/identified, it is futile to anticipate changes; they are unavoidable in any event.

jarry (X)
South Africa
Local time: 16:59
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 3855
Grading comment
Many thanks - I was translating inspelen op wrongly, as adapt to.
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5 days
anticipate/react


Explanation:
strange thing with 'inspelen op' is that it may refer both to anticipation or reaction, depending on the context

here jarry is probably right

Paul Adriaenssens
Local time: 16:59
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