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English translation: postponed

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Dutch term or phrase:weerhouden
English translation:postponed
Entered by: Sven Petersson
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01:55 May 25, 2001
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Dutch term or phrase: weerhouden
Na het in overweging nemen van meerdere parameters en een grondige bespreking met de vertegenwoordigers van de werkgroep is de “dump VI” weerhouden???? , zie bijlage A.

weerhouden???

Is "dump IV" the place they have chosen?

After a thorough discussion with the working group representatives and taking into account several parameters...

what should folow ?

Reus bedankt.
Davorka Grgic
Local time: 04:49
postponed
Explanation:
Litt. "held back"
Selected response from:

Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 04:49
Grading comment
Thanks to all. It turns out that they continued to use the depot! Incredible.

2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
5has been selected/chosenhirselina
na -1dump IV is no longer being used
Lucy Simpson
na -1postponed
Sven Petersson
na -1postponed
Alexander Schleber


  

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40 mins peer agreement (net): -1
postponed


Explanation:
weerhouden = hold back, restrain,
Within the context that can possibly mean postponed. "discontinued" would be another possibility, although, reading your context, I have a feeling as if "stopped" is what they mean.

HTH

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 04:49
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 826

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  hirselina: I think "weerhouden" is used in the Flemish sense of "chosen"
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45 mins peer agreement (net): -1
postponed


Explanation:
Litt. "held back"


    Native English speaker who lived a long time in the Netherlands.
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 04:49
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 346
Grading comment
Thanks to all. It turns out that they continued to use the depot! Incredible.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  hirselina: "weerhouden" is "chosen" in Flemish
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4 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
dump IV is no longer being used


Explanation:
I would agree with 'words' that they mean discontinued.


    Native English speaker, relying on gut instinct!
Lucy Simpson
Local time: 03:49
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 117

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disagree  hirselina: "weerhouden" is "chosen" in Flemish
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746 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
has been selected/chosen


Explanation:
Weerhouden, meaning to choose or to select is such a common "error" in Belgium that people have to be reminded to avoid it:

http://www.bis.vlaanderen.be/downloads/dnduid.pdf
weerhouden: We kunnen onze tranen weerhouden (d.w.z. tegenhouden, bedwingen) en sommige mensen
laten zich door niets weerhouden (= tegenhouden). We kunnen ook iemand weerhouden (= tegenhouden) iets te doen maar daarmee houdt het ongeveer op.
We kunnen “weerhouden” in geen geval gebruiken als we het tegendeel bedoelen, b.v. aanwijzen, kiezen, ingaan op iets, iets in aanmerking nemen, vaststellen, aannemen, ten
laste leggen.

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Note added at 2003-06-11 10:02:57 (GMT) Post-grading
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\"Thanks to all. It turns out that they continued to use the depot! Incredible.\"

I am sorry, but this fact is not \"incredible\", at all, since it was clearly stated in the text that this dump was \"weerhouden\".

Would it be possible to remove \"weerhouden: postponed\" from the glossary, as this translation was clearly erroneous?
Thank you


hirselina
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 129
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