Tussen droom en werkelijkheid staan wetten in de weg, en praktische bezwar

English translation: Between dream and reality, laws stand in the way, and practical objections.

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11:09 Aug 8, 2000
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Dutch term or phrase: Tussen droom en werkelijkheid staan wetten in de weg, en praktische bezwar
I believe this is a quote from an outhor, Bordewijk.Thank you so much for your help!!!
Louise
English translation:Between dream and reality, laws stand in the way, and practical objections.
Explanation:
Admittedly, the translation is not particularly elegant, but that's what it means.
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FionaT
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naThe quote comes from WILLEM ELSCHOT
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naBetween dream and reality, laws stand in the way, and practical objections.
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2 hrs
Between dream and reality, laws stand in the way, and practical objections.


Explanation:
Admittedly, the translation is not particularly elegant, but that's what it means.

FionaT
Netherlands
Local time: 20:44
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in DutchDutch
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92 days
The quote comes from WILLEM ELSCHOT


Explanation:
(pseud. of Alfons De Ridder) and reads as follows:

Tussen droom en daad (not 'werkelijkheid') staan wetten in de weg, en praktische bezwaren...

Thought I'd let you know:-)

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
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Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
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