Afrikaans Tutorial: Afrikaans Phrases, Vocabulary and Grammar with Pronunciation

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The Afrikaans language is a West Germanic language spoken by about 10 million people in South Africa and Namibia as well as in parts of Botswana and Zimbabwe. Afrikaans is very closely related to Dutch, and to a lesser extent, English and German. Afrikaans is one of the easiest languages for English speakers to learn.

This Afrikaans tutorial was written by Selçuk Mert Köseoğlu and proofread and recorded by native speaker Sarien and volunteers at Rhinospike.

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Index of Afrikaans Lessons

Basic Afrikaans Phrases



Nouns and Articles

Pronouns and Possessives

Be and Have


Verb Tenses

Useful Words

Question Words

Numbers (Cardinal)

Numbers (Ordinal)











Afrikaans Vocabulary and Grammar

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