Afrikaans

Lutheran church in Swakopmund
By Alchemist-hp (talk) (www.pse-mendelejew.de) - Own work, FAL

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Why learn Afrikaans?

International travel is made easier and more pleasant when you know Afrikaans. Four out of five new jobs in the US are created as a result of foreign trade. Aquiring a second language can improve your skills and grades in math and English. The study of Afrikaans teaches and encourages respect for other people.

Afrikaans is a West Germanic language spoken by about 17.5 million people in South Africa, Namibia and parts of Botswana and Zimbabwe. It is the third-most-spoken language, has the widest geographical and racial distribution of all the 11 official languages of South Africa, and is widely spoken and understood as a second or third language. The language evolved from a Dutch dialect spoken by settlers in South Africa but also includes words from English, German, French, Malay and some South African languages.

Afrikaans Alphabet & Pronunciation

Aa
(aa)
Bb
(bee)
Cc
(see)
Dd
(dee)
Ee
(ee)
Ff
(ef)
Gg
(gee)
Hh
(haa)
Ii
(ei)
Jj
(jee)
Kk
(kaa)
Ll
(el)
Mm
(em)
Nn
(en)
Oo
(oo)
Pp
(pee)
Qq
(kuu)
Rr
(er)
Ss
(es)
Tt
(tee)
Uu
(uu)
Vv
(vee)
Ww
(wee)
Xx
(ex)
Yy
(y)
Zz
(set)

Basic Phrases in Afrikaans

HelloHallo
GoodbyeTotsiens
YesJa
NoGeen
Excuse meVerskoon my
PleaseAsseblief
Thank youDankie
You are welcomeJy is welkom
Do you speak englishPraat jy Engels?
Do you understandVerstaan jy?
I understandEk verstaan
I do not understandEk verstaan nie
How are youHoe gaan dit? (v)
Fine thanks
What is your nameWat is jou naam?
My name isMy naam is
Pleased to meet you

Afrikaans Grammar

Afrikaans Nouns

ManMan
WomanVrou
BoySeuntjie
GirlN meisie
CatKat
DogHond
FishVis
WaterWater
MilkMelk
EggEier
HouseHuis
FlowerBlom
TreeBoom
ShirtHemp
PantsBroek

Afrikaans Adjectives

Colors in Afrikaans

BlackSwart
WhiteWit
RedRooi
OrangeOranje
YellowGeel
GreenGroen
BlueBlou
PurplePers
PinkPienk
GrayGrys
BrownBruin

Numbers in Afrikaans

ZeroNul
OneEen
TwoTwee
ThreeDrie
FourVier
FiveVyf
SixSes
SevenSewe
EightAgt
NineNege
TenTien
ElevenElf
TwelveTwaalf
TwentyTwintig
ThirtyDertig
FortyVeertig
FiftyVyftig
SixtySestig
SeventySewentig
EightyTagtig
NinetyNegentig
HundredHonderd
ThousandDuisend

Afrikaans Verbs

To beOm te wees
To haveOm te hê
To wantTe wil hê
To needOm te benodig
To helpOm te help
To goOm te gaan
To comeOm te kom
To eatOm te eet
To drinkOm te drink
To speakOm te praat

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Afrikaans Sentences

AndEn
OrOf
ButMaar
BecauseOmdat
WithMet
AlsoOok
HoweverEgter
NeitherNie
NorNie
IfIndien
ThenDan

Useful Afrikaans Vocabulary

Afrikaans Questions

WhoWie
WhatWat
WhenWanneer
WhereWaar
WhyHoekom
HowHoe
How manyHoeveel
How muchHoeveel (v)

Days of the Week in Afrikaans

MondayMaandag
TuesdayDinsdag
WednesdayWoensdag
ThursdayDonderdag
FridayVrydag
SaturdaySaterdag
SundaySondag
YesterdayGister
TodayVandag
TomorrowMôre

Months in Afrikaans

JanuaryJanuarie
FebruaryFebruarie
MarchMaart
AprilApril
MayMei
JuneJunie
JulyJulie
AugustAugustus
SeptemberSeptember
OctoberOktober
NovemberNovember
DecemberDesember

Seasons in Afrikaans

WinterWinter
SpringLente
SummerSomer
AutumnHerfs

Telling Time in Afrikaans

What time is itHoe laat is dit?
HoursUre
MinutesMinute
SecondsSekondes
O clockUur
HalfHelfte
Quarter pastKwart oor
BeforeVoor
AfterNa