traag op gang

Discussion in 'Nederlands (Dutch)' started by kindlychung, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. kindlychung Junior Member

    [h=3]Politie traag op gang[/h]
    The police comes slowly?
  2. Peterdg

    Peterdg Senior Member

    Give us some context. Like this, it doesn't make sense. (Isn't there a word missing?)
  3. kindlychung Junior Member

  4. Suehil

    Suehil Medemod

    Tillou, France
    British English
    Journalese. It means that the police are slow to get going. :)
  5. Peterdg

    Peterdg Senior Member

    I agree with Suehill. It's like a newspaper title; they omit words to make it more concise.

    The complete sentence should look something like: "De politie komt traag op gang" and it means exactly what Suehill said.

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