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de principal

English translation: the principal sum

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12:31 Nov 20, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Dutch term or phrase: de principal
More of the same, I'm afraid. 'X heeft een voorstel gedaan om het bedrag van de principal uit te betalen in X aandelen.' What does the 'bedrag van de principal' refer to?
Lucy Simpson
Local time: 07:48
English translation:the principal sum
Explanation:
X has proposed that the principal sum be paid in shares.
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xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 09:48
Grading comment
This confirms what I suspected was meant by the term.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nathe principal sumxxxjarry
nathe principal; portionsKen Cox
nathe principal valueMiet Vanaudenaerde


  

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34 mins
the principal value


Explanation:
de hoofdsom, het kapitaal
He pays the principal not in cash, but with shares.

Miet Vanaudenaerde
Canada
Local time: 02:48
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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3 hrs
the principal; portions


Explanation:
miet is correct about 'de principal' = 'the principal' (as distingushed from the interest)' the phrase could be expressed in English as 'the amount of the principal'.

Hoewever, in the absence of more context, I doubt that the proposal is to (re)pay the principle in shares, but rather in several parts (instead of all at once) -- X is just short of cash.

Ken Cox
Local time: 08:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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11 hrs
the principal sum


Explanation:
X has proposed that the principal sum be paid in shares.

xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 09:48
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 3855
Grading comment
This confirms what I suspected was meant by the term.
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