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Title
is geweldig
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Submitted by cesur_civciv
Source language: Dutch

is geweldig

Title
is great
Translation
English

Translated by Appeltaart
Target language: English

is great
Last validated or edited by Tantine - 27 April 2008 23:49





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24 April 2008 23:26

Tantine
Number of messages: 2747
Hi Appeltaart

I "systranned" the Dutch phrase and it the response I got was "is terrible". Does the Dutch have the same positive use of the word "terrible" as the French?

I've set a poll

Bises
Tantine

25 April 2008 16:42

Appeltaart
Number of messages: 14
Bonjour Tantine

Im not sure ive understood your question fully. But 'Het is geweldig' is in English 'It is great.'
'Is terrible' would be a negative use of the word, in stead of a positive use.

A bientot
Appeltaart

25 April 2008 17:50

Noella
Number of messages: 36
Hi Tantine,
In Dutch it should be "Het is geweldig". In Dutch, we always use a subject in a sentence. And Appeltaart translated it right as "It is great" (in the sense of wonderful).
Terrible would be just the opposite, more like horrible. In Dutch it would be translated as "Het is vreselijk".
I hope this helps.
Noëlla



25 April 2008 18:15

Tantine
Number of messages: 2747
Hi Appeltaart

Ok thanks, I'll validate this but first I want to explain that normally, here on cucumis, we do not translate single words or partial phrases unless the requestor explains why the translation is needed.

As you have not been a member very long you probably did not know this rule yet.

Bises
Tantine