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14:36 Dec 15, 2010
Afrikaans to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Name
Afrikaans term or phrase:Boetie
I am translating a little story about a dog. I don't know how to pronounce his name, Boetie, in English (or Russian). I guess it means something like 'little brother'.
Thanks in advance! :)
Explanation: You are asking how to pronounce it, right? It will be pronounced as above, but you are quite right, it translates to the diminitive of brother, being little brother. However, in Afrikaans, people often carry a name like Boetie like they would a name like John or Peter. So be careful!
Annabel Rautenbach Local time: 03:43 Native speaker of: English, Afrikaans PRO pts in category: 8
Explanation: It is a term that can be translated in many ways, as indicated above. It can also be used to indicate a term of endearment, sarcasm or to emphasise what the person is saying. In this context I think that Little Brother would be the best translation. Pharos Afrikaans -Engels / English Afrikaans Dictionary