schat zo'n 2 jaar

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schat zo'n 2 jaar

Post by brucenator » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:42 pm

I know zo'n 2 jaar means approximately/about 2 years, but
schat zo'n 2 jaar = a good two years? (at least 2 years; 2 years or more; about 2 years, if not longer)

Vanochtend had ik niets te doen en trok ik bloesjes aan die ik al weet ik veel hoe lang niet aan had kunnen doen, schat zo'n 2 jaar of zo?
This morning I didn't have anything to do and tried on blouses I couldn't wear for I don't know how long, a good 2 years or so?

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Re: schat zo'n 2 jaar

Post by ngonyama » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:31 pm

Colloquially it is not unusual to drop the 'ik'

(ik) schat zo'n jaar of twee -- (I would) estimate a year or two

It is weird to see it written like that, though... Spoken language ok, written, not really.

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