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la place dont ils parlent

English translation: the grounds for their views

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02:17 Mar 8, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Government / Politics
French term or phrase: la place dont ils parlent
This comes from a foreward for a report on European enlargement. The author told me that it means "place sociale d'une personne, son ducation, sa personnalit, un tout." Here is the sentence that it is taken from, along with the following sentence.
"Leur apprciation est personnelle, et la place dont ils parlent est clairement identifie. Les nombreuses rfrences fournies permettent chaque lecteur de remonter aux sources, et de complter son information selon ses centres d'intrt ou sa curiosit." Could it be their point of view? That doesn't seem broad enough...
Gayle Wallilmann
English translation:the grounds for their views
Explanation:
I hope this helps!
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Nigel Patterson
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Local time: 20:07
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Thanks, that is what I had decided on yesterday.I had already received help and the KUDOZ was supposed to have closed, but I am still receiving mail...It's certainly not your fault! I am grateful for your interest.
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Summary of answers provided
naTheir perspectives or their frames of referenceFuad Yahya
nathe place they speak of
zosia
nathe grounds for their viewsNigel Patterson


  

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7 hrs
the grounds for their views


Explanation:
I hope this helps!


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Nigel Patterson
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Local time: 20:07
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Thanks, that is what I had decided on yesterday.I had already received help and the KUDOZ was supposed to have closed, but I am still receiving mail...It's certainly not your fault! I am grateful for your interest.
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11 hrs
the place they speak of


Explanation:
It's rather difficult to grasp what is meant without the broader context.
Leur appréciation est personnelle = their assessment is personal,
but the word "dont" (=of which) usually refers to something mentioned earlier in the text, as if this "place" is descibed prior to this sentence.
Sorry I can't be of more help.
Good luck.

zosia
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11 hrs
Their perspectives or their frames of reference


Explanation:
The word "attitude" would have been useful here, except that today it has acquired a very different set of meanings.

Fuad

Fuad Yahya
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Feb 1, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
LevelNon-PRO » PRO
Feb 1, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
FieldOther » Social Sciences
Field (specific)(none) » Government / Politics


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