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aangeven van wat touwtjes

English translation: lend a hand

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Dutch term or phrase:aangeven van wat touwtjes
English translation:lend a hand
Entered by: Lucy Simpson
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19:59 Dec 3, 2003
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: aangeven van wat touwtjes
Basically, Y is saying that X wasn't involved. He just happened to be there. Y goes on to say:
X heeft misschien een beetje geholpen met het aangeven van wat touwtjes.
Lucy Simpson
Local time: 19:34
X may have made a small contribution
Explanation:
or, less formal, X may have put in his two bits worth
or, if it involved an activity, X may have lent a hand

It really depends on the context.
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Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 12:34
Grading comment
Lent a hand works really well. Many thanks.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +3X may have made a small contribution
Tina Vonhof


  

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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
X may have made a small contribution


Explanation:
or, less formal, X may have put in his two bits worth
or, if it involved an activity, X may have lent a hand

It really depends on the context.

Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 12:34
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 756
Grading comment
Lent a hand works really well. Many thanks.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kate Hudson: I like the lent a hand, has the flavour of toutjes aangeven
26 mins
  -> Thank you Kate.

agree  Marciam: lent a hand
11 hrs

agree  Dave Greatrix
3 days 10 hrs
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