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English translation: can be created and managed

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Dutch term or phrase:maakbaar zijn
English translation:can be created and managed
Entered by: Wim
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04:41 Mar 28, 2001
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: maakbaar
This ever-more popular term confounds me, since makeable is not really English. Any tips/alternatives greatly appreciated.

Context: ...de notie dat het landschap, de natuur, en daarmee het leven zelf maakbaar is.
Andrew May
Local time: 07:44
created and managed
Explanation:
It's not only that nature can be created but also managed. As if nature and life are completely in the hands of man.
Selected response from:

Wim
Grading comment
Thanks for all ideas. It remains a difficult term to translate convincingly.
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nacan be created
Madeleine van Zanten
nacreated and managedWim
nacan be created
Marijke Mayer
naexecutable
Jan Acx
narepairable
Brigitte Gendebien
nacan be conceivedxxxjarry


  

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11 mins
can be conceived


Explanation:
the notion that the scenery (the landscape), nature, and so life itself can be conceived.

xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 08:44
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 3855
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13 mins
repairable


Explanation:
herstelbaar onderdeel;
repareerbaar onderdeel;
maakbaar onderdeel : repairable item (EuroDicAutom)

Example:
"Faking Nature" begins with an identification of a particular kind of pernicious restoration—restoration that is used as a rationalization for the destruction of nature. On this claim, any harm done to nature by humans is ultimately repairable through restoration and therefore should be discounted. (http://www.bu.edu/wcp/Papers/Aest/AestLigh.htm)


    Reference: http://www.secondnature.org/programs/starfish/biblio.nsf/5fb...
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 07:44
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 79

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Davorka Grgic
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24 mins
executable


Explanation:
I am not sure. I would need more context.
or otherwise "liveable"
"worth living"


Jan Acx
Spain
Local time: 07:44
Native speaker of: Native in FlemishFlemish, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 3
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1 hr
can be created


Explanation:
Hi, my feeling is that in this context the illusion is that life, etc can be created. You might have to play around with this concept in order to fit it into the context, as the question remains open 'by whom will it be created' as 'creatable' is obviously not an English word.
Greetings, Marijke

Marijke Mayer
Netherlands
Local time: 07:44
Native speaker of: Dutch
PRO pts in pair: 525
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1 hr
can be created


Explanation:
a literal alternative would be: feasable; but in this context, they are more likely to mean that nature is created

Madeleine van Zanten
Switzerland
Local time: 07:44
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 64
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3 hrs
created and managed


Explanation:
It's not only that nature can be created but also managed. As if nature and life are completely in the hands of man.


    I wrote a lot of this kind of sentences when I was volunteering for a political part in the Neth.
Wim
PRO pts in pair: 3
Grading comment
Thanks for all ideas. It remains a difficult term to translate convincingly.

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