Ongewenste omgangsvormen

English translation: INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR

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Dutch term or phrase:Ongewenste omgangsvormen
English translation:INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR
Entered by: Evert DELOOF-SYS
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11:16 Apr 15, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Dutch term or phrase: Ongewenste omgangsvormen
Ongewenste Omgangsvorment zijn ongewenst getinte uitingen in woord, gebaar, afbeelding, gedrag...

I have chose 'inappropriate behaviour' at the moment, because 'undesirable manners' doesn't sound like anything I've ever heard within employment circles. What does anyone think?
Lucy Simpson
INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR
Explanation:

INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR or INAPPROPRIATE (unseemly) MANNERS are both correct ways of translating ONGEWENSTE OMGANGSVORMEN

Enjoy your weekend.
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Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 06:57
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Summary of answers provided
naHARASSMENT
Anja Lodge
nasexual harassment or intimidation
xxxjarry
naINAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naunseemly manners/behaviour
xxxpmgratz


  

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1 hr
unseemly manners/behaviour


Explanation:
In a working environment the phrase would
be: "ongewenste intimiteiten", meaning:
sexual harassment or worse. "Omgangs-
vormen" denotes a more general abject
behaviour, f.i. someone with a lack of
manners, filthy habits, etc.

xxxpmgratz
Local time: 06:57
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1 hr
INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR


Explanation:

INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR or INAPPROPRIATE (unseemly) MANNERS are both correct ways of translating ONGEWENSTE OMGANGSVORMEN

Enjoy your weekend.

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 06:57
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 1278
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15 hrs
sexual harassment or intimidation


Explanation:
In my view, this is the only correct answer to "ongewenste omgangsvormen".

xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 06:57
Native speaker of: English
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20 hrs
HARASSMENT


Explanation:
I feel that HARASSMENT is the appropriate term if the text is being translated for the American market.

Anja Lodge
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