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nimmt für sich in Anspruch

English translation: claims the right

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German term or phrase:nimmt für sich in Anspruch
English translation:claims the right
Entered by: Alexander Schleber
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13:08 Jul 19, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: nimmt für sich in Anspruch
Can anyone tell me precisely what this sentence means: "Sie nimmt für sich in Anspruch die Politik, die ihre Vorgänger entworfen haben, umzusetzen." I'm not quite sure about the nuances of "in Anspruch nehmen" in this context.
... claims the right ...
Explanation:
... claims the right to realize the policies that her predecessors had initiated.
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Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 18:28
Grading comment
Sounds good. Thank you.
2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2Basically,...xxxeurotransl
na +1... claims the right ...
Alexander Schleber
nashe claims to ...ambittles


  

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6 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Basically,...


Explanation:
..it means that she feels that she has the right to implement the policies created by her predecessors (and that the author of this text may not necessarily agree with her on that point).

The German original has a bit of a negative tone to it; smacks a bit of criticism.

xxxeurotransl
PRO pts in pair: 85

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Trudy Peters

agree  berelin
46 mins
  -> Thank you - Danke schön - Merci beaucoup - Muchas gracias
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56 mins
she claims to ...


Explanation:
für sich in Anspruch nehmen = (lay) claim to


    Langenscheidt
ambittles
Local time: 17:28
PRO pts in pair: 26
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
... claims the right ...


Explanation:
... claims the right to realize the policies that her predecessors had initiated.


    bilingual
Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 18:28
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2340
Grading comment
Sounds good. Thank you.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Trudy Peters
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