"De argumenten steunen het standpunt niet."

Translation:The arguments do not support the position.

3 years ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Lonelocust

"Standpoint" should be removed entirely. No one says "standpoint" in english, even though as a compound word the general idea is understandable. "point of view", "premise", "opinion" are all much better.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/silverthornfire
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Agreed alas opinion was marked wrong. (Jan 2016)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Axetwin

Exactly! Also, I translated to 'opinion' and it said it was wrong. And then all of a sudden 'stance' would be the correct translation when that wasn't even given?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheVonz

I also suggest "premise".

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Patman-
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Wellicht een betere engelse vertaling voor standpunt in deze context is "position" of "point of view".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/--Charlotte--
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Agreed. I added the options. Thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saaymast

"the arguments do not support the position" not accepted though? - error shown for use of "position".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saaymast

...but "the arguments do not support the point of view" is accepted.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Meghan879357

"position" is still not accepted, but it should be...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Helloquent-Gent

"The history of discrimination, domination and power struggles among the concrete others trump the standpoint of the generalized other." Seyla Benhabib, Turkish-American philosopher. She is Eugene Mayer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University, director of the program in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, born in Istanbul, Turkey. Dear native English speakers, particularly Americans! Academic and business English are, at times like these, best thought of as foreign languages!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ilmolleggi
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So arguments as in "quarrel" or as in "fact or statement used to support a proposition"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lonelocust

Definitely the latter option.

2 years ago
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