Basic Afrikaans Phrases with Pronunciation

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Afrikaans Basic Phrases

 


Good Morning Goeie môre (often shortened to Môre!)
Good Day Goeie dag
Hello / Hi Haai / Hallo / Hoi
Good Evening Goeie naand
Good Night Goeie nag
Goodbye Totsiens
Please Asseblief
Thank you (very much) (Baie) dankie
You're welcome Dis 'n plesier
Yes / No Ja / Nee
Mister / Misses / Miss Meneer / Mevrou / Mejuffrou
How are you? Hoe gaan dit met jou?
How are you? (How are you feeling?) Hoe voel jy?
Good, thank you Goed, dankie
Not so good Nie so goed nie
What's your name? Wat is jou naam?
My name is... My naam is ...
Nice to meet you! Bly om jou te ontmoet! / Aangename kennis
Welcome!  Welkom!
Where are you from? Waar kom jy vandaan?
I'm from... Ek kom van ...
Where do you live? Waar woon jy?
I live in... Ek woon in ...
How old are you? Hoe oud is jy?
I am ____ years old. Ek is ___ jaar (oud).
Do you speak Afrikaans? Praat jy Afrikaans?
I [don't] speak Afrikaans Ek praat [nie] Afrikaans
Dutch, German, English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian Nederlands, Duits, Engels, Sweeds, Deens, Noors
French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese Frans, Italiaans, Spaans, Portugees, Russies, Japanees, Sjinees
Yes, a little bit. Ja, 'n bietjie
No, not at all. Nee, glad nie
I don't understand. Ek verstaan nie
I [don't] know. Ek weet [nie]
Excuse / Pardon me Verskoon my
Take care! Wees versigtig!
See you later Sien jou later
See you soon Sien jou gou
I love you. Ek is lief vir jou.
I miss you. Ek mis jou.

 

 

Afrikaans Vocabulary and Grammar



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