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gevoelige snaar

English translation: touch a nerve; strike a chord; hit the right note; push the right buttons

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09:23 Aug 23, 2001
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: gevoelige snaar
raak je de gevoelige snaar?
Frank Hesse
Australia
Local time: 10:59
English translation:touch a nerve; strike a chord; hit the right note; push the right buttons
Explanation:
depends on whether the text refers to raising a sensitive issue or a question of setting the right tone, giving someone what they want
Selected response from:

lkoch99
Local time: 18:59
Grading comment
general concurrence. Thank you all.
Frank
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +4touch a nerve; strike a chord; hit the right note; push the right buttonslkoch99
nasensitive nerve
Alexander Schleber


  

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9 mins peer agreement (net): +4
touch a nerve; strike a chord; hit the right note; push the right buttons


Explanation:
depends on whether the text refers to raising a sensitive issue or a question of setting the right tone, giving someone what they want


lkoch99
Local time: 18:59
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 64
Grading comment
general concurrence. Thank you all.
Frank

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Dave Greatrix: context needed!
4 mins

agree  Carla Zwanenberg
1 hr

agree  xxxjarry
2 hrs

agree  petrastarr: You could, however, be pushing the wrong buttons.
1 day 3 hrs
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34 mins
sensitive nerve


Explanation:
gevoelig = sensitive

"you touch a sensitive nerve" or
"there you hit a sensitive spot".

HTH

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 00:59
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 826
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