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06:10 Dec 7, 2000
English to Dutch translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: These ranged from the worthy and plausible, through gently wacky conspiracy ...
I do not know how to translate the following between ' . It is about different theories of origin of AIDS.
'These ranged from the worthy and plausible, through gently wacky conspiracy theories, to the exploitative, the paranoid and the products of serious madness.'
Ellen2000
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Summary of answers provided
naDit varieerde van waardevol en aannemelijk, via tamelijk mesjogge samenzweringstheoriën, tot...
Wouter van Kampen
nathough or through ?
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naeerzame en geloofwaardigeanne baudouin
nawaardig en geloofwaardig
Astrid Geeraerts


  

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1 hr
waardig en geloofwaardig


Explanation:
Dit ging van het waardige en geloofwaardige, via lichtjes gewaagde/krankzinnige samenzweringstheorieën, tot uitbuiting, paranoïa en de resultaten van ernstige waanzin.

Astrid Geeraerts
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3 hrs
eerzame en geloofwaardige


Explanation:
Deze variëerden van eerzame en geloofwaardige/plausibele, zij het licht geschifte samenzweringstheorieën tot pure uitbuiting en paranoïde tot zwaar krankzinnige waanideeën.


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anne baudouin
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5 hrs
though or through ?


Explanation:
Please confirm asap; if through, then previous translation is not 100% correct

Deze (ontstaanstheorieën) varieerden van verdienstelijk en aannemelijk

via (through) licht gestoorde samenzweringstheorieën

of

zij (though) het licht gestoorde samanzweringstheorieën,

tot (de) pure uitbuiting, het paranoïde en resultaten (read: verzinsels tengevolge van) van ernstige waanzin



Evert DELOOF-SYS
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19 hrs
Dit varieerde van waardevol en aannemelijk, via tamelijk mesjogge samenzweringstheoriën, tot...


Explanation:
worthy = waardevol ( the theory has a lot of value)

plausible =aannemelijk / plausibel ( the theory makes sense so you may assume it to be correct)

wacky = mesjogge / kierewiet
Mesjogge sounds better in this syntax




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Wouter van Kampen
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