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16:06 Dec 21, 2000
English to Dutch translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: United Way
Can anyone help me translate, or find the Dutch equivalent of, the "United Way", a joint fundraising campaign by a large number of charitable organizations. I am also looking for the translation or equivalent of the" Make-a-Wish Foundation", an organization that helps fulfill a major wish for children suffering from a terminal illness.
Tina Vonhof
Dutch translation:United Way, Doe Een Wens Stichting
Explanation:
Hi Tina,

United Way is a nonprofit health and human service organization, I think this proper name should not be translated. If you search for it on the Dutch pages on the Internet, you'll get quite a few hits, see for instance the first reference below.

Then there is an "official" translation for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, it's called de Doe Een Wens Stichting:

"De Doe Een Wens Stichting Nederland bestaat sinds 1989 en maakt deel uit van de Make-A-Wish Foundation International, die wereldwijd in ruim twintig landen actief is." (second reference).

Merry Christmas!
Carla

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Carla Zwanenberg
Netherlands
Local time: 19:50
Grading comment
This answer was the most helpful with references provided.
I agree that "United Way" is best left as is if there is no equivalent Dutch organization.
Thanks and Merry Christmas to you too!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naUnited Way, Doe Een Wens Stichting
Carla Zwanenberg
na'Eendracht' and 'De Wens Stichting'
Berry Prinsen


  

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19 mins
'Eendracht' and 'De Wens Stichting'


Explanation:
Eendracht seems to me a good colloquial equivalent for 'United Way' as a literal translation such as 'De verenigde manier' would be too cumbersome and not convey the exact meaning of the phrase.
For the 'Make a wish Foundation' one could use 'De Wens Stichting' (The Wish Foundation) or, as another approximation of the original text 'Doe een wens' (Make a wish).
Berry

Berry Prinsen
Spain
Local time: 19:50
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 8

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7 hrs
United Way, Doe Een Wens Stichting


Explanation:
Hi Tina,

United Way is a nonprofit health and human service organization, I think this proper name should not be translated. If you search for it on the Dutch pages on the Internet, you'll get quite a few hits, see for instance the first reference below.

Then there is an "official" translation for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, it's called de Doe Een Wens Stichting:

"De Doe Een Wens Stichting Nederland bestaat sinds 1989 en maakt deel uit van de Make-A-Wish Foundation International, die wereldwijd in ruim twintig landen actief is." (second reference).

Merry Christmas!
Carla




    Reference: http://www.limburger.nl/kosovo/2651DN.html
    Reference: http://www.doe-een-wens.org/dutch/index.html#internationaal
Carla Zwanenberg
Netherlands
Local time: 19:50
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 317
Grading comment
This answer was the most helpful with references provided.
I agree that "United Way" is best left as is if there is no equivalent Dutch organization.
Thanks and Merry Christmas to you too!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Evert DELOOF-SYS
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