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Re: Accents

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Monday, January 14, 2002, 22:03
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
>> >> "Mag het een onsje meer zijn?" >> >> *puzzled* >> ...which means "may the one little ounce (meer) you" >Faux ami! Dutch mogen means "to be allowed to", not "may". And meer is
>It more or less translate litterally as "Is it okay if there's a little
>Though knowing Dutch, I suppose if it's an expression it means something >completely different :))) . > >Where do you use that, in the market? :))
That would be my guess, though more in the sense "Can't you give me a little more...?", i.e. how about 11 cookies for the same price as 10. I once heard ( long ago, and strangely, only at _one_ shop) "Can you rain on that a little?" meaning "Will you lower your price a little?" BTW, Engl. "may" can mean "be allowed to", though mothers and school teachers have stopped correcting us. "Can I go to the movies?, Yes, you _may_."


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