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totsiens Line breaks: tot|siens
Pronunciation: /tɒtˈsiːns/

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Definition of totsiens in English:


South African
Until we meet again; goodbye.
Example sentences
  • Let's not say ‘totsiens’ yet to Mbeki, in this regard.
  • You could also just use ‘sien jou’, but people do still say totsiens fairly often so don't worry about it - you can use that too.


1930s: from Afrikaans tot (weer)siens, from Dutch tot 'until' + zien 'see'.

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