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05:10 Nov 26, 2001
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Dutch term or phrase: verbouwing
wij hebben een verbouwing gedaan
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1alteration, rebuilding, renovation, restoration
Carla Zwanenberg
5we have done a convertion
Sven Petersson
4 +1Dutch
MJ Barber
5we've had the builders in
Chris Hopley
4reconstruction
Michael Estes
4remodelling
AllisonK


  

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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
we have done a convertion


Explanation:
Implicit in answer.


    My geriatric brain.
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 02:45
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 346
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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Dutch


Explanation:
I am sure Sven and his geriatric brain are right, but this is DUTCH, not English

MJ

MJ Barber
Spain
Local time: 02:45
Native speaker of: English

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson: Indeed it's Dutch!
25 mins
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15 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
reconstruction


Explanation:
"We have done a reconstruction" or "We have reconstructed" should suffice.


    Reference: http://www.win.tue.nl/lotgevallen/comm23111999.htm
Michael Estes

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Sven Petersson: Understandable, but not the architectural term.
27 mins
  -> Fair enough; wasn't aware it was strictly an architectural ref. Thanks.
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
alteration, rebuilding, renovation, restoration


Explanation:
Kluwer Groot Polytechnisch Woordenboek Ne>En.



Carla Zwanenberg
Netherlands
Local time: 02:45
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 187

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Chris Hopley: all OK
3 days 16 hrs
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3 days 7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
remodelling


Explanation:
may refer to a renovation either architecturally/stucturally or simply in terms of appliances/decoration

AllisonK
Netherlands
Local time: 02:45
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 541
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3 days 20 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
we've had the builders in


Explanation:
This would be used in an informal context, e.g. spoken word, non-business texts.

Otherwise go for something like alteration work, building work, etc.

Chris Hopley
Netherlands
Local time: 02:45
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2117
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