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11:57 Mar 20, 2007
English to Afrikaans translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: darling
I am aware that there are a number of different words that mean or are similar in meaning to darling in afrikaans ie liefling, skat, hartlam etc - however, i am interested to get a sense of the more subtle differences between these terms - which ones are modern which are old fashioned - in otherwords the context in which the different terms might ordinarily be used and by what kind of person - i am basically looking for a translation of darling which is not too corny/babyish.
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5engel / dierbaarsteRonel
4skat(tie)
Eugene Seegers


  

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engel / dierbaarste


Explanation:
Darling would be used the same as angel or dearest

Ronel
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skat(tie)


Explanation:
"Liefling" would usually be my first choice, but "skat" or "skattie" would also do the trick.

Eugene Seegers
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Local time: 11:10
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