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Dutch term or phrase:toekomstwaarden
English translation:'toekomstwaarden' as used here could, of course, also
Entered by: Evert DELOOF-SYS
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11:05 Oct 5, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: toekomstwaarden
Context:

This phrase is mentioned a number of times in a brochure I am currently translating for a group of architects - the project relates to sustainable development.

Sentence:
"Het beleid is afgestemd op een optimaal gebruik van de beschikbare ruimte, waarbij toekomstwaarden en duurzaamheid een doorslaggevende rol spelen."

I tried translating the phrase simply as "future values", but this sounds very awkward (imo), as "value" in English could also imply "norms/standards". I have yet to come up with an appropriate alternative, and am getting a little frustrated with myself!

Any suggestions are therefore more than welcome!

Thanks,

Pikey
Anne Key
Local time: 03:48
'toekomstwaarden' as used here could, of course, also
Explanation:
mean 'future appraisals or worth'.
The use of 'future values' in se is definitely not wrong, but is indeed rather confusing. I'm, so to speak, a bit 'worried' about the use of the plural form in 'toekomstwaarden'.
If it would only be referring to 'worth or (financial) value' the author should have used 'toekomstwaarde' or even 'toekomstige waarde' (as he's stressing the 'duurzaamheid').
But future values (with values understood as 'norms...') wouldn't make any sense here...
Yes, I'd go for 'appraisals'... (maybe with 'value' between brackets).
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Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 04:48
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This is the better answer in the context of my query. Many thanks for both suggestions!
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na'toekomstwaarden' as used here could, of course, also
Evert DELOOF-SYS
nafuture valuesKen Cox


  

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5 hrs
future values


Explanation:
As awkward as it may sound, I would stick with 'future values'. See the references for the use of 'value' in connection with environmental issues.


    Reference: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ourservices/consultatio...
    Reference: http://stills.nap.edu/readingroom/books/vgw/index.html
Ken Cox
Local time: 04:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1385
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15 hrs
'toekomstwaarden' as used here could, of course, also


Explanation:
mean 'future appraisals or worth'.
The use of 'future values' in se is definitely not wrong, but is indeed rather confusing. I'm, so to speak, a bit 'worried' about the use of the plural form in 'toekomstwaarden'.
If it would only be referring to 'worth or (financial) value' the author should have used 'toekomstwaarde' or even 'toekomstige waarde' (as he's stressing the 'duurzaamheid').
But future values (with values understood as 'norms...') wouldn't make any sense here...
Yes, I'd go for 'appraisals'... (maybe with 'value' between brackets).

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 04:48
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 1278
Grading comment
This is the better answer in the context of my query. Many thanks for both suggestions!
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