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21:05 Jun 23, 2005
English to Afrikaans translations [PRO]
Linguistics
English term or phrase: health
Hello, I´m looking for new translators in different languages. I´d like you to translate the word HEALTH intended as PHYSICAL WELL BEING in Afrikaans
robi79
Italy
Local time: 08:08
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5 +1Gesondheid
Jennifer Price
5 +1gesondheid, welstandMariènne Botha
3welsyn
Anita du Plessis


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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Gesondheid


Explanation:
Gesond means to be healthy
Gesondheid means physical health/well being.

Jennifer Price
United States
Local time: 01:08
Native speaker of: Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans

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agree  Johan Venter
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gesondheid, welstand


Explanation:
"Gesondheid" (noun)
"Gesond" (adverb and adjective)
are both used when the context refers to the state of being physically healthy - used in neutral register, for everyday use
Examples:
"Gesondheid!" - "Cheers!"
"Hoe gaan dit met jou gesondheid?" - "How is your health these days?"
"Sy gesondheid gaan agteruit." - "His health is deteriorating."

"Welstand" (noun)
is used when referring to the state of being healthy, whether it be physically (high register) or abstract (neutral & high register)
Examples:
"Ek is besorgd oor sy welstand." - "I am concerned about his health."
"Het hy na my welstand verneem?" - "Did he enquire about my health?"



Mariènne Botha
Local time: 08:08
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Native speaker of: Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans, Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  Erma
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welsyn


Explanation:
It is a good word meaning both physical as well as pscychological health in Afrikaans

Anita du Plessis
South Africa
Local time: 08:08
Native speaker of: Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans
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