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English translation: personal tenets/beliefs

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Dutch term or phrase:levensbeschouwing/levensbeschouwelijk
English translation:personal tenets/beliefs
Entered by: Byblos
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03:21 Jan 31, 2001
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: levensbeschouwing, levensbeschouwelijk
in the context of religious education, religion in postmodern society. Often found in sentences such as: Contemporary religous and levensbeschouwelijk... or Religion and andere levensbeschouwingen
Byblos
Local time: 01:09
personal tenets/beliefs
Explanation:
philosophy/ethics or philosophical/ethical is "over the top" in this context.
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xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 02:09
Grading comment
I find this a reasonable solution. The alternatives in the dictionary are indeed 'over the top' and often don't fit at all, especially when one tries to translate levensbeschouwelijk. I also use 'relgion and other "fundamental life options"' from time to time but it is so long winded. Thank you for your suggestion

Brian
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Summary of answers provided
naphilosophy, philosophical
Christopher Smith
naphilosophy of life
Astrid Geeraerts
naideology, ideologicalCarine Brys
naphilosophical, ideological
Marco Vrieling
naphilosophy, philosophical
Alexander Schleber
naethics, ethical
Brigitte Gendebien
napersonal tenets/beliefsxxxjarry
naphilosophicalKathleen Ferny


Discussion entries: 1





  

Answers


16 mins
philosophical


Explanation:
Found it in Van Dale woordenboek
Good luck!

Kathleen Ferny
Belgium
Local time: 01:09
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 27
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31 mins
ethics, ethical


Explanation:
levensbeschouwelijk vormingsonderwijs;
moraalonderwijs : ethics

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Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 01:09
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 79
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41 mins
personal tenets/beliefs


Explanation:
philosophy/ethics or philosophical/ethical is "over the top" in this context.

xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 02:09
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 3855
Grading comment
I find this a reasonable solution. The alternatives in the dictionary are indeed 'over the top' and often don't fit at all, especially when one tries to translate levensbeschouwelijk. I also use 'relgion and other "fundamental life options"' from time to time but it is so long winded. Thank you for your suggestion

Brian
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43 mins
philosophy, philosophical


Explanation:
levensbeschouwing = philisophy of life, outlook on life.
But from the context you quote I would opt for the shorter "philosophy" or "philosophies".


    Van Daele
Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 01:09
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 826
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46 mins
philosophical, ideological


Explanation:
vragen van levensbeschouwelijke aard =
philosophical questions

partijen op levensbeschouwelijke grondslag = parties on an ideological basis / based on a religious or political ideology / a philosophy

levensbeschouwing de (v.)= philosophy of life, ideology

er een bepaalde levensbeschouwing op na houden = have / hold a particular philosophy of life

dat past niet in zijn levensbeschouwing
= that does not fit into his philosophy of life

Hope it helps

Marco


    van Dale Nl-En, Grote Van Dale
Marco Vrieling
Local time: 01:09
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 4

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Henk de Groot
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3 hrs
philosophy, philosophical


Explanation:
levensbeschouwing = view on life = philosophy.
levensbescouwelijk = philosophical

Christopher Smith
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:09
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 312
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4 hrs
philosophy of life


Explanation:
"philosophy of life" seems to me to be the right thing to put here.

Good luck!

Astrid Geeraerts
Local time: 01:09
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 38
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5 hrs
ideology, ideological


Explanation:
I played around alot with ethical and moral but I like these suggestions because they allow for consistent translation of the very closely related "levensbeschouwing" and "levensbeschouwelijk".

Carine Brys
United States
Local time: 19:09
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