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English translation: substantive/in substance/intrinsic worth/as regards contents/on its merits

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05:28 Apr 17, 2001
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: inhoudelijk
adjective used in two contexts in a description of women in the trade union movement in the netherlands in the 1970's. firstly the women achieved "inhoudelijk resultaten" at the union congress but this was overshadowed by the confrontational atmosphere of the congress. something therefore had to be done to change the structure of the union movement, this is what the women went on to discuss amongst themselves rather than the "inhoudelijke thema's" such as abotion or sexism. i think the term is the antonym of structural but having looked in sociological dictionaries etc i can't find it.
Catherine
English translation:substantive/in substance/intrinsic worth/as regards contents/on its merits
Explanation:
is the best I can come up with. That said, I think the word "inhoudelijk" is often used unnecessarily and can be left untranslated in many cases.
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xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 20:09
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Meaningful results/important themes
Tina Vonhof
namodest
AllisonK
nathe issues at hand
Marijke Mayer
nasubstantive/in substance/intrinsic worth/as regards contents/on its meritsxxxjarry


  

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substantive/in substance/intrinsic worth/as regards contents/on its merits


Explanation:
is the best I can come up with. That said, I think the word "inhoudelijk" is often used unnecessarily and can be left untranslated in many cases.

xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 20:09
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 3855
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1 hr
the issues at hand


Explanation:
alhoewel Jarry wel gelijk heeft, lijkt mij in dit geval mijn suggestie hier wel van toepassing

groetjes,
Marijke


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Marijke Mayer
Netherlands
Local time: 19:09
Native speaker of: Dutch
PRO pts in pair: 525
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13 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Meaningful results/important themes


Explanation:
For what it's worth (since you have already chosen a winner), I would translate 'inhoudelijke resultaten' as 'meaninful results' and 'inhoudelijke thema's' as 'important themes' or 'important issues'.

Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 11:09
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 756

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Stuart Robertson: for what it's worth 10 years later, this would have been the option I'd have gone with too ;)
3871 days
  -> Thank you Stuart - I had no idea that this question was still on the books.
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1 day 6 hrs
modest


Explanation:
Modest in the sense that they were admirable, but not overwhelmingly impressive

AllisonK
Netherlands
Local time: 19:09
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 541
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