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04:20 Oct 14, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Dutch term or phrase: moesten sterk terug
In this financial report, I am told that there have been falls on a couple of Asiatic stock exchanges, and my sentence goes on to say 'de meeste andere Aziatische beurzen moesten sterker terug.' I'm being thrown by the use of 'moesten'. Can anyone help me out?
Lucy Simpson
Local time: 13:46
English translation:See my suggestion below
Explanation:
Most other Asiatic exchanges lost (even) more ground. Losses on other Asiatic exchanges were even greater.

I don't think there is any need in this kind of text to weigh every Dutch word as though it were gold dust. The trick is to find the right English idiom to capture the Dutch meaning.
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xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 15:46
Grading comment
Thanks to the others, too, for their answers, but this one had just the right phrase I was looking for. Thank you to Jarry, too, for the guidance on seeking idiom in this style of text - it's actually helped me quite a lot in my final read-through, to go with my gut instinct as an economist rather than as a translator.
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Summary of answers provided
namoesten sterk terug
Tina Vonhof
naSee my suggestion belowxxxjarry
namoesten = here: had to
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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26 mins
moesten = here: had to


Explanation:
Most of the other Asian (stock) exchanges had to ...

'moesten sterker terug': here in the sense of 'had to come down a peg or two', 'lost several points' or even 'to back off (quite) strongly' etc

HTH

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 14:46
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
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1 hr
See my suggestion below


Explanation:
Most other Asiatic exchanges lost (even) more ground. Losses on other Asiatic exchanges were even greater.

I don't think there is any need in this kind of text to weigh every Dutch word as though it were gold dust. The trick is to find the right English idiom to capture the Dutch meaning.

xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 15:46
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 3855
Grading comment
Thanks to the others, too, for their answers, but this one had just the right phrase I was looking for. Thank you to Jarry, too, for the guidance on seeking idiom in this style of text - it's actually helped me quite a lot in my final read-through, to go with my gut instinct as an economist rather than as a translator.
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6 hrs
moesten sterk terug


Explanation:
Moesten is the past tense of moeten (=must or have to), so your sentence says: "Most other Asian stocks had to come down more."

Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 06:46
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