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05:25 Jun 8, 2001
Afrikaans to English translations [Non-PRO]
Afrikaans term or phrase: dankie, ek het myself geniet
affectionate letter
emma davis
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Summary of answers provided
na +1thanks for a good timeRaphael Gamaroff
na +1thanks, I had a very good time/thanks, I enjoyed it very muchSlavomir Ceplo
nathank you, I enjoyed myselfCarolbak
naThanks, I enjoyed it too
Sven Petersson


  

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20 mins peer agreement (net): +1
thanks, I had a very good time/thanks, I enjoyed it very much


Explanation:
The translation depends on the context, of course.
DANKIE - thans, thank you
EK HET GENIET - I took pleasure in, I enjoyed, I had fun (doing something)
MYSELF - myself (obviously)

This phrase seems to be one of the many examples of how English usage influences modern-day Afrikaans. MYSELF somehow does not seems very "afrikaans" to me in this sentence...


    Own experience
Slavomir Ceplo
Slovakia
Local time: 04:50
Native speaker of: Native in SlovakSlovak, Native in GermanGerman

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Chinoise
436 days
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17 hrs
Thanks, I enjoyed it too


Explanation:
The "myself" has, in this context, the function of "also", "as well", "too", etc.


    Native English speaker with 11 years in South Africa.
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 04:50
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 15
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1 day 6 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
thanks for a good time


Explanation:
More familiar would be "thanks a stack for a great time."

Raphael Gamaroff, South Africa

Raphael Gamaroff
Local time: 03:50

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Stuart Allsop
1248 days
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9 days
thank you, I enjoyed myself


Explanation:
danjie - thank you
ek het myself geniet - not very good Afrikaans, but it is the way it is used in the spoken language thus we will translate it directly with - I enjoyed myself.


    3 year translation diploma - Technikon Pretoria
Carolbak
Local time: 05:50
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