aarde aan iemand

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16:30 May 10, 2018
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Dutch term or phrase: aarde aan iemand
Toen Maurice-Matisse en Jeanet elkaar het jawoord gegeven hadden en het tijd was om te kussen, keerde Matti zich naar Tink, die naast hem zat.
‘Mooi hè!’ fluisterde hij, maar er kwam geen reactie.
‘Aarde aan Tink. Over!’ probeerde Matti nog een keer.
Tink dook in elkaar van schrik.
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4 +6Earth to...
Kirsten Bodart



3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +6
Earth to...

It's a way of getting someone's attention.

Kirsten Bodart
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:31
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 3

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Textpertise: From the space genre. It is said to someone who is far away in his/her thoughts - somewhere out in the universe. Earth should always be with a capital because it's the name of our planet.
4 mins

agree  writeaway: Nanu nanu
5 mins

agree  Marijke Singer: https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/earth to someone
1 hr

agree  Kitty Brussaard
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agree  Verginia Ophof
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agree  Bryan Crumpler
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