Learn these easy Afrikaans phrases! First is the Afrikaans sentence, then as close to what it might sound like with English spelling, then the English translation. Enjoy! |
Wat is jou naam? [Vaht ihs yo naahm?] - What is your name?
Aangename kennis! [ Aahnchenaahmih kennihs! (note the "ch" is pronounced the scottish way and not like in "channel")
My naam is Jan. [May naahm ihs Yahn.] - My name is Jan.
Wie is jy? [ Vee ihs yay? ] - Who are you?
Ek is Sarie. [ Ack ihs Saahrrree. (note the r is not a rolling sound but a fast vibrating sound.) - I am Sarie.
Is jy Johannes? [ Ihs yay Yoohaahnihs? ] - Are you Johannes?
Nee, ek is nie Johannes nie. [ Nee-ih, ack ihs nee Yoohahnihs nee. ] - No, I am not Johannes.
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