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23:56 Sep 14, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: zoekertje
It is a Dutch word xhich refers to a certain section in a newpaper. In this section, people often ask for a penmate or to swap things with someone else.
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Astrid Geeraerts
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Sven Petersson


  

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16 mins
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Explanation:
The word "zoekertje" comes from "zoeker"="somebody/something which seeks"; the ending "-tje" means small but that should not be taken too serious. The Dutch hang on the "-tje" very liberally without meaning ANYTHING! You could hedge your bets by writing "small/little advertisement".


    Norstedts.
Sven Petersson
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Local time: 14:35
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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36 mins
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Explanation:
You can go for this, or if you want "personal ads", since it's about looking for new friends, or all sorts of stuff for yourself. How about: "Looking for..." as a heading?

Astrid Geeraerts
Local time: 14:35
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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8 hrs
classifieds


Explanation:
Where is the text going? If it's for the US, these small ads are called "classifieds" (i.e. they have classified sections for all different kinds, personal, selling stuff, offering stuff etc.)


    Any US newspaper
Anja Lodge
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