Basic Afrikaans Phrases

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Basic Afrikaans Phrases

Learn some basic phrases in Afrikaans with pronunciation

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



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