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|Flemish to English translations [PRO]|
|Flemish term or phrase: laureaat|
|The question is not about the meaning of laureaat, but more about how it is used in Dutch. I am not sure this is strictly a Flemish question, but my text is Flemish, so here goes.|
"... werd laureaat van wedstrijden zoals Tenuto (VRT), ..."
Question: does this mean he won the contests or was he a winner (amongst others)? I would like to know since the English construction differs accordingly.
|English translation:Tenuto laureaat|
As far as the Tenuto contest is concerned, "laureaat" means that X did not win the contest (=eerste prijs).
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|Based on your knowledge of this particular competition (I know classical music stuff), I translated it as he was a winner. Thanks for helping to clarify it.|
Thanks to everyone for their help.
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honoured, praised, crowned
laureaat betekent eigenlijk iemand die geroemd wordt, gelauwert, bijvoorbeeld een bekroond dichter, a poet laureat. Je zult uit de context op moeten maken of hij de winnaar was of een van de winnaars. Misschien kun je het vertalen als "He was awarded at the...."
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