https://www.duolingo.com/Hamish88

Afrikaans

Hamish88
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Just wondering how many other South Africans are using Duo, and whether anybody has applied for Afrikaans for the incubator (or any other language, Xhosa, Zulu, etc)

4 years ago

127 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kaoticvegetable

I would love to see isiXhosa or isiZulu offered!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/runner2468
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That would be great, Duolingo needs more African languages!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/APMohar

I would most definitely be interested in an Afrikaans tree if it was ever released. Until then, I'll be anticipating and working the Dutch tree once it is released.

Note: Namibia also has quite a high population that speaks Afrikaans.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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and an older form of German

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErnaBuber-
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Yes, "Platt" as still spoken in North-Western Germany (and which is close to Friesian) can be understood by Afrikaans speakers and vice versa. My Afrikaans Dad could communicate with my mother's family when we visited Germany, and my husband could communicate with my German second cousin when he came to visit us here in SA.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JulzRH

I think I saw a stat where SA accounts for 1.4% of the Duolingo traffic - so there are a decent number of us online

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DieYsbeer
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And don't forget those of us who access Duolingo from outside of SA! ;-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stecchetto
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4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HerrArbo
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The Afrikaans word for an Elephants trunk is a "slurp". Fact.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GertJansen

Starter in a car is a "knormoer" fact

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RenierGoosen

Die ou voertuie wat nie n "solenoide" gehad, moes die aansitter met die hand ingetrek word en die meganisme om dit in te trek was die knormoer genoem, dit het maar in ongebruik verval aangesien die nuwe karre almal 'n magnetiese solenoide het wat die aansitter intrek tot op die vliegwiel. Om na knormoer te verwys as net die "intrek" meganisme is die gebruik in die antieke motor sirkels maar ek sien deesdae word dit aanvaar as die vertaling vir "starter". Selfs op wikipedia....

https://af.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knormoer

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nagwense

I'd love to help with Afrikaans for the incubator if possible. (^.^) 'n Geleentheid om bietjie meer roem na 'n minder bekende taal te bring sal ek nie miskyk nie.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CaspervanZyl
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Ek hoop jy het aansoek gedoen om te help met die ontwikkeling van 'n Afrikaans-kursus in die "incubator". Ons gaan 'n gedugte span nodig hê!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErnaBuber-
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Ek het aansoek gedoen, Casper. Weet jy dalk al iets?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FedorAlexander

Waar gebeur dit?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErnaBuber-
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Ek is met jou, Nagwense!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hamish88
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I just think it's a shame there hasn't been much talk on this site about including African languages among the new languages; it's very Euro-Asio-centered. Of course Arabic is an African language, and I'm sure that will be added shortly. But a sub-Saharan language, maybe Swahili, which is very widely spoken, would be welcome. Part of the goal of Duolingo, apart from promoting fluency in world-languages, should be to preserve linguistic diversity by offering people the chance to study less-spoken languages.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bill-Roca

I would hardly consider it a "shame" given that Duolingo has been in existence for just over one year :) Given the small number of staff I think it's remarkable what they have accomplished thus far.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GertJansen

Agree whole heartedly, I wanted to help Duolingo, since I've started to learn German and French for free, I'd like to contribute. I'm Afrikaans, have have read the comments here and just want the others here to know, I've applied on the incubator - I'll start (and hope other will too) once Duolingo allows me,on the building of an Afrikaans course.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stormshad0

How do you apply on the incubator?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stecchetto
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http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1150964

Sounds like the staff agree with you. They have to start somewhere, though, and it makes the most sense to start with what you know, & from there go to what most other people know. That pretty much means Europe + Asia to start with. Eventually they will get to more languages, though. I believe Luis has said they'd like to add something like 50 languages this year.

Anyway, I'd love to see a Swahili course. Sixteen noun classes sounds interesting. ;-) And obviously the click languages would be neat to have as well. Besides Africa, there are also plenty of interesting minority languages in the other continents to consider besides just the big languages. One could argue that Irish is a bit more endangered than Swahili. ;-p

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stormshad0

Who is Luis?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paulscon

❤❤❤ gaan dit met jou? SA represent! Yes I would absolutely love to learn swahili! I think it is such a beautiful language. Here is a video and a lingot for you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4Pxc-iW5wM

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hamish88
Hamish88
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alles goed gaan , dankie baie vir dit.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GrgoCroatia
GrgoCroatia
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does it mean "how it goes with you?" like in german "wie geht's dir?", how are you doing?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hamish88
Hamish88
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'all is going well, thanks very much for it'. How are you = ❤❤❤ gaan dit met jou? Afrikaans doesn't have cases, so it needs a preposition met = mit = with

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GrgoCroatia
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yeah, Dutch and Afrikaans are to me (I tried to learn Dutch, basics few months ago) just in the middle between English and German, I had problems to remember some things. But I like it..hopefully in summer I will have more time for Dutch/&Afrikaans

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FedorAlexander

Well, regarding African languages, a complicating factor is that in many countries, French, Portuguese or English are spoken as lingua franca, so knowledge of these Western languages already provides some degree of access to the continent. Of course widely spoken languages like Swahili and Arabic would be advantageous to add to the mix. Less widely spoken languages would perhaps not serve a lot of purpose other than preserving them. But then again: The exact same could be said about Afrikaans.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thsar999999

I've learned a little bit of Afrikaans. I must say that I like it much more than I like French, but due to the lack of rescources to learn it I can't really progress much further than I already have. I really want an Afrikaans course on Duolingo so I can keep learning it, and not have to search for months on end for rescources!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GertJansen

Well mate, drop me a message anytime, I'd be happy to help you until Duolingo starts on the incubator. I'm born and bred Afrikaans

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/secondguess
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I'd love to know this too! It's the language I want to give a try after finishing my current trees, and Russian.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aowstin

I'd love to learn Afrikaans! :) Although, I've heard that it's similar to Dutch. Does anyone know how similar they are to each other?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JacobusUys

I am actually Afrikaans. It's my home language. It is quite close to Dutch, but not completely. I would love to contribute if Duolingo started Afrikaans as one of the languages. :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DivanvZyl

Ek het al n paar keer hulle probeer kontak om by te dra tot n Afrikaanse kursus, maar niks terugvoering gekry nie. Ek dink nie hul stel belang om dit te doen op die stadium nie. Kom ons hoop dit verander gou!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gregory773958

I also submitted my interest to help with an incubator. Haven't heard anything. :-( the time will come!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/waym77
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As hulle 'n Afrikaanse kursus begin, sal ek ook bydra tot dit

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MartinJvR

Ek sal ook graag bydra as 'n Afrikaans weergawe beplan word.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrikaans

Relevant part:

Although Afrikaans adopted words from languages such as Portuguese, the Bantu languages, Malay, and the Khoisan languages, an estimated 90 to 95% of Afrikaans vocabulary is ultimately of Dutch origin.[n 3] Therefore, differences with Dutch often lie in a more regular morphology, grammar, and spelling of Afrikaans.[n 4] There is a large degree of mutual intelligibility between the two languages—especially in written form.[n 5] A paradox exist in the fact that Afrikaans has developed into an official written language (next to Dutch), while in the Netherlands and in Belgium some low franconian dialects exist that differ much more from the standard Dutch language than Afrikaans does toward Dutch (e.g. Limburgian, Brabantian and Flemish dialects [6]), which have never received that official status, although Limburgian is being recognised in the Netherlands as an Euregional language.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarmFoothills

I speak Dutch and I am learning Afrikaans at the moment. Literally 99% of the words are pretty much the same as its Dutch equivalent. The grammar is however totally different but very close to Dutch at the same time e.g. the Dutch word for 'us' for 'we', 'that' for 'the'.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mathys16

I am Afrikaans and i think Dutch and Afrikaans are very close to each other. Most Afrikaans speakers don't even need to learn Dutch to go and read a wikipedia article in Dutch. Dutch pronunciation though differs from Afrikaans and for Afrikaans speaker to understand a Dutch person by hearing him speaking is a bit more challenging and requires an improved ear for the language to understand by hearing.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DivanvZyl

Yes, as an Afrikaans(first language) speaker, I can give you perspective on the Dutch languge. When I read Dutch, I can figure out the meaning of a sentence about 90% of the time. Because so much of our vocabulary is derived from it. For exaple, my surname is van Zyl, and the dutch spelling is van Zijl. And ALLOT of the words are exactly the same. But, when a Dutch person speaks, I can hardly understand anything. This is because we have a different way of pronouncing the words. Remember, Afrikaans is 17th century Dutch, with English influences. And to a lesser extent portuguese and the bantu languages.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewH.1

THATS LITERALLY THE EXACT SAME AS SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE. I speak Spanish natively, I can read Portuguese no problem, but LISTENING to it I dont understand anything

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny
buunny
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Afrikaans and Dutch are in the same language family as English and German. Just from knowing those two languages I can understand basic sentences in Afrikaans and Dutch. So, I think they are very close.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Comradesev
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Well Akrikaans is also a direct evolution from Dutch with English influences.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny
buunny
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Yeah, I wasn't sure the exact make up of the language so I didn't want to say. I think it has some relation to the native languages of the region, too?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarmFoothills

Barely any. There obviously are a few loanwords, but not as much as you would expect. If I'm correct, Afrikaans was used (and created) by the Dutch colonists and the people who traded with them. So the fact that the native people didn't use it at first is probably the reason why it isn't related to Xhosa or Zulu. The amount of words derived from English is, for obvious reasons, much higher.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/buunny
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I really don't know anything about Afrikaans, but it sounds like a really cool language. I hope some people volunteer for it when it pops up in the incubator.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gregory773958

Of course there are different dialects of Afrikaans that draw on different influences. The Afrikaans spoken by white Afrikaners is quite a different thing to that spoken by, for example, the Cape Coloured population where the influence of the native languages is more evident (and, oddly, some more Dutch-like pronunciations) but that is more a spoken dialect and not one that would be taught in schools or universities. It is very expressive though!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/7drytongues
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and Indonesian influences

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavin_Wax

Ive read that Afrikaans is one of the easiest languages for an English speaker to learn. I would love to see it on Duolingo.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hamish88
Hamish88
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Ja, ek dink dit is 'n baie maklike taal. There aren't any noun cases, like German, the verb conjugations are very straightforward, and you pronounce the words as you spell them really. It's compulsory in South African schools, or used to be, I'm not sure about now. Best way to pick up Afrikaans is to listen to rugby commentary. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gavin_Wax

Yes the grammar is easy. No masculine and feminine, lots of similar words to english. Probably the simplest conjugations. Itll be great to have since once you learn it you can learn dutch and then once you learn dutch you can learn German. Its like a stepping stone.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gregory773958

It is compulsory for students to study two of the eleven official languages at school. For many schools those two will be English and Afirkaans, but students tend to choose their home language and then English as the second.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZayaanK
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My school had English, Afrikaans, Xhosa and Arabic as compulsory languages and I am so grateful for that :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stormshad0

After our world cup loss I don't think it's too hard to guess what they're saying...;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stormshad0

I realise that I was maybe a bit delayed with that one....

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErnaBuber-
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In South African schools it is compulsory to have two official languages in order to pass matric (graduate from high school). In practice, Afrikaans and English are usually still taught at the old Model C schools. In most of the township schools English and an African language are now taught to matric level.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CaspervanZyl
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The grammar and vocabulary are fairly easy, but the syntax is quite difficult, especially for English speakers. We have a similar word order structure to German and Dutch so direct translations sound very stilted from whichever language you translate. It is a great language, though!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErnaBuber-
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Because Afrikaans is a synthetic language, and not an analytical one, it is indeed very easy to learn, probably as easy as Esperanto.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StrapsOption
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I really want to learn Afrikaans. It looks so easy too, very like Dutch. As you will notice, this website:

http://www.businessinsider.com/easiest-foreign-languages-to-learn-2012-12?op=1 ,

this website: http://matadornetwork.com/abroad/9-easy-languages-for-english-speakers-to-learn/

and this website: http://howlearnspanish.com/2013/08/the-top-3-easiest-languages-to-learn-for-english-speakers/

all agree that Afrikaans is the easiest language for English speakers. I'm just going to do it on Memrise until Duolingo add it. What flag do you think they'll use?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wessel

We have 11 Official Languages. Even though Afrikaans is my first language, I don't think we should use our flag just like that. Maybe our flag with the letters AFR over it, so that when we add the others they can also use the flag with that language over it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StrapsOption
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Oh, South Africa? I thought they speak Afrikaans in numerous countries. Or do they?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CaspervanZyl
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Afrikaans is mainly spoken in South Africa, but it is true that there are smaller communities in some countries, Namibia is a prime example. In other countries it will most likely be spoken by a few expat communties.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StrapsOption
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Ah, danke.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FedorAlexander

Actually Afrikaans used to be the lingua france in what now is Namibia and still widely known and spoken, especially in the south and Windhoek.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GertJansen

RSA only, yup

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stormshad0

Probably the South African one.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/7drytongues
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I'd be really into Afrikaans or isiXhosa

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Evadnee_

Any news yet on getting Afrikaans into the incubator?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kaileyw21

I would LOVE to see afrikans in the incubator! My uncle is from south Africa so it would be so cool to be able to communicate with him in his own language. I so excited with all the new languages too. They look so cool!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DivanvZyl

I have applied to contribute to an Afrikaans course(my 1st language) but they do not seem interested in building it at the moment. Which is a big shame! It's a great language for English speakers. It is a very simple and modern languge with allot of English influence. AND if you know Afrikaans well, it will set you up to learn Dutch (and German to some extent) with ease! Besides that, these days Afrikaans people are spread all accross the world, mainly because of political and economic reasons, in Australia, new zealand, argentina and UK. All the countries who play good rugby ;) And of course the southern african countries like south africa, namibia, botswana, zimbabwe(idk how many still left in zim) im no expert on the emmigration statistics though. There might be significant populations elseware.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GertJansen

Exactly my point, I guess there's a lot of other stuff Duolingo has to do before we can start. Understaffed in the technical area?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FedorAlexander

Someone did start an initiative here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2440987

So, you can voice your support there, perhaps.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stormshad0

There is just one problem...Not really for you guys though. My cousin and I were thinking "Hey, Afrikaans can't be spoken so widely can it? It will be a great language to use on the internet! Nobody will know what we're saying and it is pretty easy to learn!" Ah...we were so naive. I guess we're going to have to learn Latin after all. (back-up-plan.)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErnaBuber-
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Maybe Klingon would serve you (heh heh)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gregory773958

I would love to see isiXhosa (or any of the Nguni or Sotho-Tswana languages) here. I think a lot of South Africans would be excited to find a decent online course for the African languages as quality courses are quite hard to come by and there is so much good that can come from learning them. "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart" (Nelson Mandela)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErnaBuber-
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isiZulu is much more widely spoken than isiXhosa

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lukey02
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Would it be at all possible for anyone to submit an Afrikaans duolingo tests as i would be delighted to learn it as i have learnt parts and am wanting widen my grasps of this language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/christiaan81
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No incubator for Afrikaans yet? Ik wil het dolgraag leren! Ik ken al redelijk wat Duits en Nederlands is m'n moedertaal. I can't wait.. Meanwhile I have to do it with memrise

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BreatheIn
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I would love to see Afrikaans on Duolingo. I think it would be fairly easy, as languages go, to work on. If a group was organised, I think that an Afrikaans course could be made kinda quickly.

With regards to Xhosa or Zulu, I have no idea how difficult they are in terms of conjugations, but I think that it'd be possible if we can get text-to-speech that does clicks correctly. Again, I think it's the same, though.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BarbaraS0
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I'm South African, learning Italian. But I'd love to brush up on my Afrikaans. I'm from Natal and you know us, we're terrible at Afrikaans. We weren't properly taught in schools and by the end of matrix all you can do is sit an exam, but not speak or communicate.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SWRouton
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I wish more than anything that duolingo would add Afrikaans as a language. Right now at this time, it is the only language I am truly interested in devoting the majority of my time and energy into learning. To me, it seems like the developing of Afrikaans would go fairly quickly if duolingo ever gave the "go-ahead."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Justinkleynhans

Afrikaans is my 1st language. I'm currently learning German on duolingo at the moment but really would like to contribute to Afrikaans on duolingo if the begin Afrikaans on here. Just to answer someone else's question on this forum, yes Afrikaans is mutually intelligible with dutch. It's actually closer to dutch from the 17th century than todays standard dutch, and even closer to vlaams, spoken in belgië

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nikathebluepanda

I've applied, because I really want more people to learn Afrikaans. I hope they see that there are a lot of interests, well... actually, I hope there are a lot of interests in learning Afrikaans... Are there?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexWolf703293

There are! I would love to learn Afrikaans but here in Germany I barely have any possibilities. I am already learning Hebrew with Duolingo but Afrikaans is actually the one I really would love to learn...

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brandz_lee
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What area are you in??? I am in the Mannheim / Heidelberg area andas I can teach you if you would be happy to help with my German??

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eduardo648379

Ek sal graag help indien moontlik

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidGroode

To all people who speak Afrikanns as their first language. Please come together and start to create and build an Afrikaans Course in the incubator. The requests for this language have been for over a year and a half and no one that I have known about has stepped up and created a course in Afrikaans in the incubator yet. Please get all of the people you know who speak Afrikaans as their first language to come together and make this happen. The demand is high, the requests have been going on for a long time and the time is now to make this happen. For all people who speak Afrikaans as their first language - the saying applies: "If it is to be, it is up to me." Keep your language alive and well. The time is now!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pat769088
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I would very much like to see Afrikaans offered as a Duolingo course. How does one go about voting for a language to be considered?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marloezzz
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Would love to know as well, but I think it all starts with volunteers ready to take on the (huge) job. If we want to see it added, the best thing we could do is probably scout for native speaker volunteers

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fanatikus1

Hey there I'm from Cape Town and living in the UK. I'm very interested in having an Afrikaans Language course on this site.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/uk2tokyo

Please make an Afrikaans course!

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/woggle_
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we need afrikaans

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Caity_Phillips

Has there been any response from Duolingo about starting an Afrikaans course?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pat769088
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It doesn't seem like there has been any further effort made to introduce Afrikaans as a Duolingo course. Given that there are requests as far back as four years ago, it may well be a stagnant wish. Come on Duolingo!....don't let it die.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/acquesbean

i use it

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emilelr

Het julle al terugvoering gekry? Ek sal graag wil deelneem aan hierdie aktiwiteit asook help modereer.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GertJansen

Wag nog, ek het 'n week terug aansoek gedoen op die incubator. Uitstekend om te sien ek is nie die enigste een wat so graag wil begin nie!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kultarr
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Has there been any progress with getting this started in the incubator?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sessisie
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Hi Hamish. I am one.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stormshad0

Am one what?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/palm86
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I have applied to contribute to an Afrikaans course.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JessieDucky

I agree! I want to start a class for Afrikaans and learn Afrikaans but it really sucks that you can't because they should provide ALL languages!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/heatherlorriane

I need to improve my Afrikaans and now living in a country with no Afrikaans speakers I have no way of practice :(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FedorAlexander

Have you tried italki?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/heatherlorriane

I have and I do not find it useful. You also have to pay tutors which is expensive

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LuisSantatecla

I love languing (https://www.languing.com) it's completely FREE to learn languages with natives. I have been learning so much Russian and French. It has a function to instant video a user that matches your languages. It's great!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmilydelaRue

they are similer, but Afrikaans was developed after dutch.i also want to learn it on duolingo

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ilovepearl4

can i learn Afrikaans

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nikathebluepanda

Yes, you can lol

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kai340696

yes plz make an affrikaans course for english speakers

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErnaBuber-
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I'm South African, and I've been asking for Afrikaans and isiZulu.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Justinkleynhans

Hey guys, where can I leave a comment to start an Afrikaans incubator?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tasha220413

I'm an Afrikaans native speaker (raised bilingual Afrikaans-English). I'd LOVE to see Afrikaans on the duolingo site and would love to contribute as well! So here's my comment to hopefully make this thread more popular so we can one day see Afrikaans in the incubator!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nikathebluepanda

Please apply for contributer so that the Duolingo team will consider the course! I've applied as well... Afrikaans is my native language along with English and I think it would be interesting. Let's put our bilingualism to use!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TshumfuTla
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I would love to learn Afrikaans on Duolingo.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BlakeBerrier

I really wish they had an Afrikaans course. It'd be decently easy to bring a few Afrikaaners in with the Dutch and German hatchers and develop it. What I'd recommend, in the mean time, is download a few resources that helped me when I wanted to learn Afrikaans a few months ago. (I'm only on a beginner/intermediate level, sadly, because recources are scarce and I live in NC. Not really the best place to meet an S. African person or to find someone else who wants to learn the language :P) https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Gilad_Soffer_1001_Exercises_English_Afrikaans?id=yaQfBQAAQBAJ https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Gilad_Soffer_1001_Basic_Phrases_English_Afrikaans?id=vZZyBQAAQBAJ https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Gilad_Soffer_5000_English_Afrikaans_Afrikaans_Engl?id=JEw5BQAAQBAJ If you don't have an android phone, you can still read these on the computer and they're pretty cheap

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BootheFamily
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I would love for any of these languages to be offered. I'm particularly hoping for Afrikaans, but I would love to learn the other, majority languages of South Africa.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RaulLimon6

I am learning dutch right now, but I would love to see a course on afrikaans

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NoahMelunsky

How do you apply?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Neechy97

Would love to see this happen

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexnb33
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I need it!!

1 week ago

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