seeking help with "vorhanden" in a sentence

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seeking help with "vorhanden" in a sentence

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I'm not sure I've got the correct English translation of vorhanden, or of the red highlighted phrase.

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Es ist die Aussicht vorhanden
, das Sie in den nächsten Tagen nach Zürich übersiedeln können.

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It is the outlook presently that you can resettle in Zürich in the next few days.

Variation, but the same basic meaning:
Right now it looks like you can resettle in Zürich in the next few days.


Thank you for any assistance.




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Re: seeking help with "vorhanden" in a sentence

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"Vorhanden" means "present" but not as in time but space or existence.
"Es ist die Aussicht vorhanden" is actually a noncommittal way of saying "it looks like". It's like saying "there is a chance but I'm not telling you how big it is"
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Re: seeking help with "vorhanden" in a sentence

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Thank you, tiorthan. Now that you have explained it, I believe I understand the phrase, but just to be sure, do the following two translations capture the meaning?

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Es ist die Aussicht vorhanden, das Sie in den nächsten Tagen nach Zürich übersiedeln können.
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The prospect exists that you can resettle in Zürich in the next few days.

Variation:

There is a possibility that you can resettle in Zürich in the next few days.
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DISCARDED:
It is the outlook presently
that you can resettle in Zürich in the next few days.


Variation, but the same basic meaning:
Right now it looks like you can resettle in Zürich in the next few days.

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Re: seeking help with "vorhanden" in a sentence

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That sounds right to me.
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Re: seeking help with "vorhanden" in a sentence

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Thank you, tiorthan!

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