Les Intraduisibles: English-Dutch


Het Engels kent een meervoudsvorm voor 'beleid'. Policy: "Course or principle of action adopted or approved by a governement, party, business, or individual." In English there is a specific word for the plural of policy, which is not available in Dutch. In Dutch there is only the singular for policy "beleid". So, instead of "environmental policies" one has to state in Dutch for instance "multiple kinds of environmental policy." Note that there is no straightforward equivalent for "policy" in German or French at all: see also "polity."

Rutgers Mark 3/7/2002