Les Intraduisibles: Dutch-English


To govern, rule, run (a country), manage, administer, steer (a ship, motor car, bike: see also "sturen"). "Besturen" of a car involves all activities involved in driving, wheras "sturen" commonly only trefers to the changing of direction (the actual turning the steering wheel). Similar in organizations, "besturen"(steering, managing) (by "het bestuur", i.e. the board of directors) concerns the management of an organization, whilst "sturen" of an organization is only used in relation to determine, for instance, the goals, i.e. to have things working a specific direction: to direct.

Rutgers Mark 3/7/2002