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hopelijk..moet maar ff kijken op het bureau

English translation: hopefully...... (I) just better take a look on the desk.

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Dutch term or phrase:hopelijk..moet maar ff kijken op het bureau
English translation:hopefully...... (I) just better take a look on the desk.
Entered by: Dave Greatrix
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18:54 Aug 5, 2001
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Dutch term or phrase: hopelijk..moet maar ff kijken op het bureau
hopelijk..moet maar ff kijken op het bureau
waarschijnlijk staat ie dan daar
loulou
hopefully...... (I) just better take a look on the desk.
Explanation:
I've not come across it before, but it seems that ff is a shortening of "even".
When pronounced by the Dutch,it sounds like "effa kijken"
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Dave Greatrix
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:17
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Summary of answers provided
na +2hopefully...... (I) just better take a look on the desk.
Dave Greatrix
naFF = evenparetsky
na -1hopefully ... quickly
Alexander Schleber


  

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5 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
hopefully...... (I) just better take a look on the desk.


Explanation:
I've not come across it before, but it seems that ff is a shortening of "even".
When pronounced by the Dutch,it sounds like "effa kijken"

Dave Greatrix
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:17
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1747
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Boudewijn van Milligen: Indeed, "ff" is short for "effe" = even (Native speaker)
3 hrs
  -> Thanks Boudewijn

agree  txaccuracy
6 hrs
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5 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
hopefully ... quickly


Explanation:
hopefully ... you just quickly have to look in the office and probably it will be standing there

ff = fortissimo = very loud
but its also used in English as "fast forward".

SDo I am guessing that "fast" or "quickly" is what is meant here. It's the only thing that seems to fit your context.

Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 00:17
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 826

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Dave Greatrix: Sorry Alex, I'm english and that's a new one on me.
8 hrs
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2 days 7 hrs
FF = even


Explanation:
FF is now used as an SMS shorthand, or even in chat groups on the internet.

paretsky
Local time: 00:17
PRO pts in pair: 7
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