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13:59 Dec 11, 2003
English to Afrikaans translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: have a wonderful journey
Have a safe trip
wishing you a safe journey
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5 +1Veilig ry!
Samuel Murray


  

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Veilig ry!


Explanation:
To "have" a trip is not something you do in Afrikaans. In Afrikaans you can "enjoy" a trip or you can simply *trip* (i.e. drive, fly, sail etc).

Hence, "have a safe trip" does not have a direct translation, but "veilig ry" / "ry veilig" (drive safely), "veilig vlieg" / "vlieg veilig" (fly safely) or "seil veilig" / "vaar veilig" (sail safely) will work.

Re: wishing you a safe journey

In Afrikaans you need to specify the speaker's pronoun. Hence "I'm wishing" or "We're wishing" is required.

Ek wens jou 'n veilige reis. (I)
Ek wens jou 'n veilige reis toe. (I)
Ons wens jou 'n veilige reis. (We)
Ons wens jou 'n veilige reis toe. (We)

Replace "jou" with "u" if the recipient is much older than you or if you want to sound formal.


Samuel Murray
Netherlands
Local time: 05:59
Native speaker of: Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans
PRO pts in pair: 166

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