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My Cape Town experience

Let me introduce myself, my name is Barbara, I study in Maastricht in the Netherlands and can call myself very fortunate because I’ve been given the opportunity to do my internship in the most beautiful country in the world, South Africa.  I can’t believe I’ve been in Cape Town for four months now, on one...

Cape Town Slang 101
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Cape Town Slang 101

Cape Town is such a mix of different cultures and languages, therefore it’s a given that the city would have its very own “language” or slang. And boy, Cape Town’s slang is unique!   Here’s a list of the most popular Capetonian slang words and what they actually mean: Ag (ah-ch): To show resignation or...

Sound like a native speaker with idioms
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Sound like a native speaker with idioms

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, an idiom is: “A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.” The main difference between a fluent speaker and someone who is learning a language is obvious: the fluent speaker knows how to use idioms. Every language has a...