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English translation: sceptical

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Swedish term or phrase:ifrågasättande
English translation:sceptical
Entered by: Paula Ibbotson
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22:06 Jan 9, 2003
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Swedish term or phrase: ifrågasättande
Is there a precise Anthropological term for this? (eg. the writer is interviewing people for a country report)

Vi vill också att ni inte tror att vi sätter oss på några höga hästar när vi är ifrågasättande.
Paula Ibbotson
Canada
Local time: 19:37
questioning, challenging, sceptical
Explanation:
As a verb, 'ifrågasätta' is used mostly to imply a challenging of an accepted view or belief, so the adjective 'ifrågasättande' constructed upon the verb should have a similar sense.

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Note added at 2003-01-09 22:23:47 (GMT)
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Don\'t think it has any special relevance to anthropology.
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Lars Finsen
Local time: 01:37
Grading comment
Wish I could award more here! Thanks for the extra help via email in demystifying the next phrase as well.
Stay tuned as I have just begun a paper for an underfunded institute and there will be ´more points around the corner over the next week!! It will be a Swedish-English bonanza!
Cheers,
Paula

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Summary of answers provided
5 +1questioning, challenging, sceptical
Lars Finsen


  

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questioning, challenging, sceptical


Explanation:
As a verb, 'ifrågasätta' is used mostly to imply a challenging of an accepted view or belief, so the adjective 'ifrågasättande' constructed upon the verb should have a similar sense.

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Note added at 2003-01-09 22:23:47 (GMT)
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Don\'t think it has any special relevance to anthropology.

Lars Finsen
Local time: 01:37
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in pair: 57
Grading comment
Wish I could award more here! Thanks for the extra help via email in demystifying the next phrase as well.
Stay tuned as I have just begun a paper for an underfunded institute and there will be ´more points around the corner over the next week!! It will be a Swedish-English bonanza!
Cheers,
Paula

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