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English translation: ongoing changes

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04:27 Jun 18, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Dutch term or phrase: veranderingsprocessen
Verdere aanpassingen moeten zijn toegesneden op de te verwachten veranderingsprocessen in economie en samenleving.

Can I translate this simply as "changes"?

Thanks!

Anne
anne_key
Local time: 04:17
English translation:ongoing changes
Explanation:
you could use simply 'changes' and no one would be the wiser, but I think that (even the Dutch are less pedantic than the Germans) the author would have used 'veranderingen' if that is what he or she meant. The literal 'processes of change' is akward, but 'ongoing changes' has something of the the same flavour and indicates that the changes are not a one-time thing.
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Ken Cox
Local time: 05:17
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Thanks Ken, that was my thinking exactly: "processes of change" does indeed sound awkward, but I couldn't come up with anything better: your suggestion of "ongoing changes" is a fine one. Thanks again for all the help. Anne
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1 hr
ongoing changes


Explanation:
you could use simply 'changes' and no one would be the wiser, but I think that (even the Dutch are less pedantic than the Germans) the author would have used 'veranderingen' if that is what he or she meant. The literal 'processes of change' is akward, but 'ongoing changes' has something of the the same flavour and indicates that the changes are not a one-time thing.

Ken Cox
Local time: 05:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1385
Grading comment
Thanks Ken, that was my thinking exactly: "processes of change" does indeed sound awkward, but I couldn't come up with anything better: your suggestion of "ongoing changes" is a fine one. Thanks again for all the help. Anne
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oops…


Explanation:
sorry, I'm a lousy typist. I meant to write 'even though the Dutch are…'

Ken Cox
Local time: 05:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1385
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