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English translation: the correct spelling is 'ravotten' and means: to romp

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Flemish term or phrase:ravatten
English translation:the correct spelling is 'ravotten' and means: to romp
Entered by: Evert DELOOF-SYS
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04:35 Oct 4, 2000
Flemish to English translations [PRO]
Flemish term or phrase: ravatten
At least, that's what it looks like. It's on a birth announcement card:
xx en xx zien er reeds naar uit
te ravatten met deze jonge spruit [a sister for 2 brothers].
I don't know if they're looking forward to playing, fighting, causing havoc...
Lucy Simpson
Local time: 18:07
the correct spelling is 'ravotten'
Explanation:
and means: to romp

Ravotter = romping boy
Ravotster = a romp, a tomboy

Ravotten, therefore, means indeed playing & fighting (a bit), climbing trees, causing some (playful) havoc etc
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Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 19:07
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That's brilliant - thank you!
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nathe correct spelling is 'ravotten'
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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the correct spelling is 'ravotten'


Explanation:
and means: to romp

Ravotter = romping boy
Ravotster = a romp, a tomboy

Ravotten, therefore, means indeed playing & fighting (a bit), climbing trees, causing some (playful) havoc etc


Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 19:07
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 278
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