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    vis--vis



    "Netanyahu will be asked to publicly declare what concessions Israel would be willing to make vis--vis the borders of a future Palestinian state."
    More: The day after - Israel Opinion, Ynetnews
    Does
    vis a vis in the given context mean in relation to?


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    Re: vis--vis

    Given the context, I would say it's more 'about' or 'regarding.' Personally, I hate using these fancy loanwords when other alternatives are available.

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    Re: vis--vis

    Quote Originally Posted by HaraKiriBlade View Post
    Given the context, I would say it's more 'about' or 'regarding.' Personally, I hate using these fancy loanwords when other alternatives are available.
    It means "in view of", so "in relation to" is acceptable. It's true that "vis vis" would sound pretentious in speech, but it writing it's quite common.

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