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Flemish translation: it means \'hoor\' in standard Dutch

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Flemish term or phrase:Q: Leef je nog? A: Maar ja zenne!
Flemish translation:it means \'hoor\' in standard Dutch
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00:45 Feb 23, 2008
Flemish to Flemish translations [PRO]
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / email correspondence
Flemish term or phrase: Q: Leef je nog? A: Maar ja zenne!
Question: what does "zenne" mean.

Exchange later includes ""iedereen maakt al eens fouten...Marc ook zenne..."

On the internet, I'll find "goed zenne" or whatever.

Context is sparse email correspondence between Belgian business acquaintances, but this exchange appears to be between colleagues who are also friends (they plan to get together as usual, for instance).

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Wanda Boeke
United States
Local time: 20:20
it means 'hoor' in standard Dutch
Explanation:
zenne, zunne, zulle, zu, wi, etc. are all variants of interjections used in various Flemish dialects that can all be replaced by 'hoor' in standard Dutch.

There's no real 1 on 1 translation; let me give you the Van Dale entry for 'hoor':

hoor2 (tussenwerpsel)
(meestal onvertaald) zie context hieronder
context
goed, hoor, doe dat maar!
fine, go ahead!
goed hoor, mooi gedaan!
great, well done!
hij is erg aardig, hoor!
he's really nice!
ik dacht dat jij zou helpen, maar nee, hoor
I thought you'd help, but oh no / but no such luck / but not a bit of it!
ik jou geld lenen? nee hoor
me, lend you money? no chance / no way / fat chance / some
chance / catch me doing that!
ik jou oplichten? nee hoor / ik niet hoor
me, swindle you? perish the thought / wouldn't dream of it!
ja, hoor, ik kom!
oh yes / sure I'm coming!
leuk hoor!
very funny! (met nadruk op very)
ha-ha!
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Björn Houben
Belgium
Local time: 02:20
Grading comment
Quite a mystery, that word. Live & learn! Veel dank.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +1it means 'hoor' in standard Dutch
Björn Houben


  

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it means 'hoor' in standard Dutch


Explanation:
zenne, zunne, zulle, zu, wi, etc. are all variants of interjections used in various Flemish dialects that can all be replaced by 'hoor' in standard Dutch.

There's no real 1 on 1 translation; let me give you the Van Dale entry for 'hoor':

hoor2 (tussenwerpsel)
(meestal onvertaald) zie context hieronder
context
goed, hoor, doe dat maar!
fine, go ahead!
goed hoor, mooi gedaan!
great, well done!
hij is erg aardig, hoor!
he's really nice!
ik dacht dat jij zou helpen, maar nee, hoor
I thought you'd help, but oh no / but no such luck / but not a bit of it!
ik jou geld lenen? nee hoor
me, lend you money? no chance / no way / fat chance / some
chance / catch me doing that!
ik jou oplichten? nee hoor / ik niet hoor
me, swindle you? perish the thought / wouldn't dream of it!
ja, hoor, ik kom!
oh yes / sure I'm coming!
leuk hoor!
very funny! (met nadruk op very)
ha-ha!


Björn Houben
Belgium
Local time: 02:20
Native speaker of: Native in FlemishFlemish, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Quite a mystery, that word. Live & learn! Veel dank.

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