machtscenakels

English translation: inner sanctums of power

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Flemish term or phrase:machtscenakels
English translation:inner sanctums of power
Entered by: Dave Calderhead

08:18 Jul 17, 2005
Flemish to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Government / Politics
Flemish term or phrase: machtscenakels
a word from the text of Belgian book, context:
"Diverse politieke partijen hebben hun standpunt ten voordele van de directe democratie afgezwakt of ingetrokken naarmate ze in de machtscenakels doordrongen."

Van Dale is no help at all.
I wonder if machinations/corridors of power is appropriate.

Belgian residents or experts please help.
Dave Calderhead
Netherlands
Local time: 11:27
inner sanctums of power
Explanation:
a cénacle is the inner cercle. inner sanctums was suggested by one Fr dico is this context.
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Nice one P :-)
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3 +1inner sanctums of power
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3 +1from the French: cénacle
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from the French: cénacle


Explanation:
cénacle: Réunion d'un petit nombre d'hommes de lettres, d'artistes, de philosophes (Voir: cercle, club). Le cénacle romantique.

Translated into English this would mean: A small reunion of writers, artistes and philosophers (See: circle, club).

Machtscenakels therefore probably means 'power bases' or something similar.

Hope this helps.

jarry (X)
South Africa
Local time: 12:27
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Native speaker of: English

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agree  writeaway: it's like for Swiss (or Austrian German)-knowing German German does not necessarily mean that one can automatically translate Swiss/Austrian German-one has to be quite familiar with those versions too. ditto for Canadian French.
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inner sanctums of power


Explanation:
a cénacle is the inner cercle. inner sanctums was suggested by one Fr dico is this context.

writeaway
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Grading comment
Nice one P :-)

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agree  jarry (X): Very nice P!
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