handwringing

Finnish translation: voivottelu, päivittely

00:03 Jan 20, 2011
English to Finnish translations [PRO]
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama / 24, subtitling
English term or phrase: handwringing
In the scene, the President is in a meeting with her cabinet and the Secretary of State is opposed to the proposed military action. When he makes his concerns known once more, the President stops him mid-stream and says;

'We are done discussing this, if you cannot get behind this, then I will find someone else who can - but I am done with your handwringing'

I disagreed with the Swedish subtitling where 'handwringing' was subtitled 'tvivel' - i.e. doubts, which did not seem to fit

How would this be conveyed in Finnish?

Kiitos!
trsk2000 (X)
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:58
Finnish translation:voivottelu, päivittely
Explanation:
In my opinion, these convey the English meaning of complaining and fussing without offering a solution or even an alternative.
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Irja Frank
Local time: 19:58
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kiitos
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4 +1voivottelu, päivittely
Irja Frank


  

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51 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
voivottelu, päivittely


Explanation:
In my opinion, these convey the English meaning of complaining and fussing without offering a solution or even an alternative.

Example sentence(s):
  • Ilmastonmuutoksesta puhutaan jatkuvasti. Pidetään kokouksia ja voivotellaan, mutta mitä oikeasti teemme?

    Reference: http://www.vantaa.fi/i_perusdokumentti.asp?path=1;4383;89174...
Irja Frank
Local time: 19:58
Native speaker of: Native in FinnishFinnish
PRO pts in category: 6
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kiitos
Notes to answerer
Asker: Kiitos Irja, would this work with the definition of handwringing here: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/handwringing - 2. An excessive expression of distress: i.e. handwringing by some experts over the state of the economy the context where handwringing is used matches this definition, rather than, as you said, "complaining and fussing without offering a solution or even an alternative"


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agree  Desmond O'Rourke: ruing, bewailing, deploring, bemoaning, but handwringing?
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