Ik weet niet goed wat voor een houding ik aan moet nemen

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Ik weet niet goed wat voor een houding ik aan moet nemen

Post by brucenator » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:21 pm

Because this is a complete thought (sentiment), I'm not sure which forum heading to put this in.

Ik weet niet goed wat voor een houding ik aan moet nemen.

I take this to mean:
I'm not sure / I don't know what (kind of) attitude I should have.
(generally towards something. Terrible news, for example).

Sometimes the sentiment is so vague, it's not always exactly clear what the person is trying to say. But do I have the translation about right?

We also have the saying, I don't know if I should laugh or cry.

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Re: Ik weet niet goed wat voor een houding ik aan moet nemen

Post by ngonyama » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:16 pm

brucenator wrote:Because this is a complete thought (sentiment), I'm not sure which forum heading to put this in.

Ik weet niet goed wat voor een houding ik aan moet nemen.

I take this to mean:
I'm not sure / I don't know what (kind of) attitude I should have.
(generally towards something. Terrible news, for example).

Sometimes the sentiment is so vague, it's not always exactly clear what the person is trying to say. But do I have the translation about right?

We also have the saying, I don't know if I should laugh or cry.
I don't quite know how to respond to this.
I don't quite know how to handle this.

Actually, it is said more usually about a third person, I think:

Hij weet niet goed wat voor houding hij aan moet nemen.

He is not sure how to handle himself.

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Re: Ik weet niet goed wat voor een houding ik aan moet nemen

Post by brucenator » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:56 pm

Excellent. Thanks, ngonyama.

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