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English translation: Vrije Universiteit


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Dutch term or phrase:Vrije Universiteit
English translation:Vrije Universiteit
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06:26 Sep 8, 2006
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO]
Education / Pedagogy
Dutch term or phrase: Vrije
last, but not least: in *Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam*, does Vrije mean something, or is it a name?

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Local time: 06:05
in this case its the name of the university but in english it would be the open university of.......
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Local time: 22:05
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in this case its the name of the university but in english it would be the open university of.......

Local time: 22:05
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Great; many thanks :-)

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agree  Saskia Steur
22 mins

disagree  joeky janusch: Vrije Universiteit is a name and in Engelish you will leave it like that. Open University is completely different. It is a kind of university open for everyone, which is not the case with the Vrije Universiteit
26 mins

disagree  Harry Borsje: Asker could have found out easily his/herself here http://www.english.vu.nl/about_the_VU/index.cfm ; please correct the KOG entry!!
1 hr

disagree  writeaway: 100% wrong.The Open University in UK is something else entirely-here no one would know what was being referred to.imo it actually means it's unaffiliated (as opposed to a Uni attached to a church etc).see Vrije Universiteit/Université Libre in Brussels.
1 hr

disagree  xxxjarry: Above all, don't translate it as Free University (of Amsterdam). It would look very unfortunate on a CV!
1 hr

disagree  Andre de Vries: better try looking on their website first - and Open is misleading
4 hrs

disagree  shineda: with Harry
1 day 4 hrs
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