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bietjie, noun and adverb

Forms:
beetje, beetjieShow more Also beetje, beetjie, beitje, biekie, bietje.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans ’n a + biejtie (earlier Dutch beetje) little, a bit.
colloquial
Usually ’n bietjie.
A little, some.
A. noun
c1838 A.G. Bain Jrnls (1949) 196I learned ein kleene beitje And left, with wisdom just as full As gekke tanta Meitje.
1989 P. Lee in Sunday Times 26 Feb. (Mag. Sect.) 36Consider the humble Vellie. Originally crudely crafted from a stukkie vel and net ’n bietjie leather, the velskoen has become one of the country’s greatest treasures.
B. adverb.
1943 Weekend News & Sunday Mag. 20 Mar. 4We is hoping jou will nort be too hard on Dok Malan bekos he is er ou mense an hij is er beetje lopsided.
1983 [see dronk].
A little, some.

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