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Topic: "Darling" - Dutch term of endearment
Posted: Sunday, August 22, 2010 6:13:55 PM
Lire A Haute Voix wrote:
I need a term of endearment, in Dutch, that a father-figure would use for his "daughter". So far I found "schatje" and "lief/liefje", but I get the feeling that these are more boyfriend-to-girlfriend words.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

I would suggest "meisje" (girl, or little girl). A real Dutch father might call his daughter this.

"Schat" is for girlfriends, wives, and is somewhat similar to calling a woman "honey" in English, not really what a father-figure would want to call his "daughter". If you were to offer us some more details as to the exact nature of the relationship I'm certain we could offer you more help.