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"De wielen begonnen te draaien."

Translation:The wheels began to turn.

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2 years ago

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Is this like a popular sentence, like a idiomatic expression meaning that "things have started to happen"?

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Reply2 years ago

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I could imagine that you are thinking of King Lear, 5/3, in which Edmund says, 'The wheel has come full circle.' However, in Dutch translations, this is 'Het rad der fortuin heeft zich gekeerd.' or 'Het rad is helemaal rond.' or 'Het rad is omgewenteld.'

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Reply2 years ago

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Not that I am aware of. It's a purely descriptive sentence.

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