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|Afrikaans to English translations [PRO]|
Art/Literary - Linguistics / literature
|Afrikaans term or phrase: aitsa|
|I wonder what the Afrikaans term " aitsa " means?|
|See explanation below|
Aitsa does not really mean anything in itself, it is more of a word of exclamation, eg: "Aitsa, look at that" or "Aitsa, he's about to get a hiding!"
It is also used as an exclamation to indicate something nice, e.g. Aitsa, what a nice girl/car/house, etc.
I am not sure of the origins of the word itself, though I guess it comes from one of the other local languages. The original meaning is lost on most Afrikaans speakers, however, and it is used in the sense as given above, whether this is correct in terms of the original meaning or not.
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