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pas op de plaats maken

English translation: I would render the meaning of this sentence as follows:

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04:14 Oct 14, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Dutch term or phrase: pas op de plaats maken
I'm translating some financial quarterly reports and this phrase has cropped up twice, in very similar sentences. 'Qua rentebeleid maakte de xxx [name] in het derde kwartaal pas op de plaats'.
Lucy Simpson
Local time: 00:33
English translation:I would render the meaning of this sentence as follows:
Explanation:
In the third quarter, xxx left its interest policy/policies unchanged.

There is no question of progress or movement here, since we are concerned with a conscious, deliberate policy decision.
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xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 02:33
Grading comment
Thank you - you're right, it is very definitely to do with conscious decisions. So, the first answer of 'not moving' was, in fact, correct, but it was the bank who chose not to move.
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naYes, Jarry is absolutely right
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naI would render the meaning of this sentence as follows:xxxjarry
napas op de plaats maken
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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40 mins
pas op de plaats maken


Explanation:
means: not moving in any direction,

Hence, you could translate it here as follows: '...didn't make any progress'

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 01:33
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 1278
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1 hr
I would render the meaning of this sentence as follows:


Explanation:
In the third quarter, xxx left its interest policy/policies unchanged.

There is no question of progress or movement here, since we are concerned with a conscious, deliberate policy decision.

xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 02:33
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 3855
Grading comment
Thank you - you're right, it is very definitely to do with conscious decisions. So, the first answer of 'not moving' was, in fact, correct, but it was the bank who chose not to move.

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Evert DELOOF-SYS
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2 hrs
Yes, Jarry is absolutely right


Explanation:
maybe I should start reading the sentence(s) better before answering:-)

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 01:33
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 1278
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