Een Week later nodigde ze al haar vriedinnen uit.
Gezellig op theevisite. Ze praatten honderduit.
Ze hielden kleine en grote praatjes,
groene en gele, en praatjes tegen de vaak.
Mevrouw Justien by Isabelle Desegher
What does 'praatjes tegen de vaak' mean?
Does it mean thay talk to fight off sleep?
Please respond in English. Thank you!
Yes, vaak does mean sleep but it's old Dutch which is not commonly used anymore.
I think your translation is correct.
As a native speaker I cannot say that I've ever heard of this... when was the book published?
I would not spend time memorizing words like that, too archaic.
anyway, good for you that you are reading in your foreign language.... if I may.... can I recommend
Titaantjes and De Uitvreter.... my favorite books in Dutch!