English translation: minister

Afrikaans term or phrase:predikant
English translation:minister
Entered by: vitaminBcomplex

18:33 Dec 3, 2010
Afrikaans to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Afrikaans term or phrase: predikant
"He has tried to read 'Ewige Genesing', but it is too boring [it is a book by one of the elder relatives of the author]... He and his father have long-standing jokes about [the writer]. They intone the title of his book in the sententious, sing-song manner of a 'predikant', drawing out the vowels: 'Deur 'n gevaaaarlike krannnnnkheid tot eeeewige geneeeeeesing.'

can you simply explain what, or perhaps rather who a 'predikant' is, please?
Local time: 08:18
like in preacher, priest ... religious leader
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Annabel Rautenbach
Local time: 07:18
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cheers, annabel
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5 +3minister
Annabel Rautenbach



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like in preacher, priest ... religious leader

Annabel Rautenbach
Local time: 07:18
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans
PRO pts in category: 8
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cheers, annabel

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agree  Antonio Ferreira
2 mins
  -> Dankie!

agree  Anita du Plessis
14 mins
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agree  Johan Venter
23 mins
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