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English translation: To joke

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10:34 Aug 9, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: zwaner
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Ben Herman
English translation:To joke
Explanation:
Hello,

This is a francophone word. Mainly used in Belgium it means "to joke" or "to mess around".

Good luck with the rest of the translation.
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To joke


Explanation:
Hello,

This is a francophone word. Mainly used in Belgium it means "to joke" or "to mess around".

Good luck with the rest of the translation.

abrir
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Explanation:
the Larousse Grand Dictionnaire Francais-Anglais spells this word "zwanzer" (with two Z's) in the verb form ("to joke"), and gives "zwanze" as the noun ("joke"), attributing both words to Belgian usage.

(Offered after the fact, for whatever help it might offer.)

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