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18:20 Apr 7, 2001
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: vix satis
My report is not all bad, I had one vix satis, a five for algebra, two sixes, and the rest were all sevens or eights.
Elizabeth Liberto

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na +1hardly satisfactory mark
Carla Zwanenberg



5 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
hardly satisfactory mark

Hi Elizabeth,

I don't think you'll have to translate this latin expression. In your context it means that the exam was marked hardly satisfactory.
vix = hardly, with difficulty
satis = sufficient, satisfactory

On the English web page http://www.lordbath.co.uk/42_1.htm
vix satis is used in the same context.

"I fared better myself, although I had no reason to feel proud of my results. Several of my papers were marked Vix Satis - which implied only marginal acceptance of the standard I had attained"


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