Are you ready to learn Afrikaans?
Afrikaans is one of the official languages of South Africa. People use it as a first or second language, and sometimes even as a third. It is also widely spoken in Namibia, and to a lesser degree in Botswana, Zimbabwe and other surrounding countries. The Afrikaans language is closely related to the Dutch language. The language traces its origins to the to the Dutch settlement of the Cape of Good Hope in the 17th century.
In post-apartheid South Africa, the Afrikaans language lost support from the government. However, it is still , after English, the most spoken language in South Africa. Afrikaans remains of the 11 official languages from South Africa.
Learn the following phrases in Afrikaans below:
Mary: Hello, how are you?
Peter: I’m good, and you?
Mary: I’m also good, thank you.
Peter: What is your name?
Mary: My name is Mary, and yours?
Peter: My name is Peter. Nice to meet you.
Mary: Nice to meet you too
Mary: Hallo, hoe gaan dit?
Peter: Dit gaan goed met my en met jou?
Mary: Ek is ook goed, dankie.
Peter: Wat is jou naam?
Mary: My naam is Maria, en joune?
Peter: My naam is Peter. Aangename kennis.
Mary: Lekker om jou ook te ontmoet