sich lassen

English translation: can be

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German term or phrase:sich lassen
English translation:can be
Entered by: Bianca AH

22:23 Apr 30, 2005
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general) / Legal succession/inheritance
German term or phrase: sich lassen
I ALWAYS have SUCH difficuly in translating SICH LASSEN and the lack of good explanations in both dictionaries and online glossaries don't help me much.
The sentence where this monstrosity features is:

Die gesetzlichen Bestimmungen LASSEN SICH dabei auf den einfachen Nenner bringen, dass der Erblasser von seiner Verwandten beerbt sind.

This is from a text on legal succession and inheritance.
Bianca AH
France
Local time: 08:36
can be
Explanation:
can be reduced to ...

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Note added at 6 mins (2005-04-30 22:29:59 GMT)
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eg:

Publikation - [ Translate this page ]
... das sich zusammengefasst auf folgenden Nenner bringen lässt: Die sogenannten
... which can be reduced to the following denominators in summary: the ...
www.iab.de/asp/internet/ dbdokShow.asp?pkyDoku=k010129d04 - 14k -

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Note added at 7 mins (2005-04-30 22:31:39 GMT)
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also:

German Translation of reduce - WordReference.com English-German ... - [ Translate this page ]
... einen gemeinsamen Nenner bringen to reduce an argument to a matter of principle
aus einem Argument eine Frage des Prinzips machen it has been reduced to a mere ...
www.wordreference.com/de/translation.asp?ende=reduce
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Anne-Carine Zimmer
United States
Local time: 23:36
Grading comment
Thank you so much. Amazing how such a simple thing can throw one off completely (well, me anyway!). Bianca
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4 +7can be
Anne-Carine Zimmer


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can be


Explanation:
can be reduced to ...

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Note added at 6 mins (2005-04-30 22:29:59 GMT)
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eg:

Publikation - [ Translate this page ]
... das sich zusammengefasst auf folgenden Nenner bringen lässt: Die sogenannten
... which can be reduced to the following denominators in summary: the ...
www.iab.de/asp/internet/ dbdokShow.asp?pkyDoku=k010129d04 - 14k -

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Note added at 7 mins (2005-04-30 22:31:39 GMT)
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also:

German Translation of reduce - WordReference.com English-German ... - [ Translate this page ]
... einen gemeinsamen Nenner bringen to reduce an argument to a matter of principle
aus einem Argument eine Frage des Prinzips machen it has been reduced to a mere ...
www.wordreference.com/de/translation.asp?ende=reduce

Anne-Carine Zimmer
United States
Local time: 23:36
Specializes in field
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
Thank you so much. Amazing how such a simple thing can throw one off completely (well, me anyway!). Bianca

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Derek Gill Franßen: Yes, or "may be". :-)
2 mins

agree  silfilla: excellent choice! ;-)
13 mins

agree  Christine Lam
1 hr

agree  Victor Dewsbery
1 hr

agree  IanW (X)
8 hrs

agree  shineda
11 hrs

agree  sonja29 (X)
16 hrs
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