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Afrikaans lesson 1

Lahure
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Man - man

Vrou - woman

Seun - son, boy

Dogter - daughter

(A/a) become ('N/'n)

Hy is 'n man - he is a man

Sy is 'n vrou - she is a woman

Hy is 'n seun - he is a son, boy

Sy is 'n dogter - she is a daughter

More to follow if there is any interest shown in Afrikaans.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Cam_and_Alex
Cam_and_Alex
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This tiny bit sounds much like Dutch to me! =)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheEeveeLord

Well, Afrikaans did evolve from the form of Dutch spoken by the settlers in the 17th century.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cam_and_Alex
Cam_and_Alex
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I often forget the Dutch had such strong naval ties and economy and will to conquer in those days! History doesn't stick with me that well. =)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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I agree

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SenorDustin
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Lahure, is there any chance that you could make a high-quality memrise course modeled after the Duolingo courses?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeviPolasak

Please keep this up. Many people start language lessons and give up after 2-3. I really love Afrikaans and I greatly appreciate you starting these lessons!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/langbron

Hey daar! Is jy van Suid Afrika? Ek is :-) Ek leer Afrikaans na sckool maar ek is nie goed met dit nie.

(In the next lesson you should add the pronunciations of the words as that is very important!)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/doostrunk
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Baie dankie vir dit!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lahure
Lahure
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Very close to Dutch (from where it emanated).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LingotGiver1

have 10 lingots

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JessePaedia
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Why is the word for 'a' written as 'n? I asked one of South African friends and he had no idea.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Osnakezz
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The word for "a" isn't written as " 'n ". What they meant is that the translation of the word "a" as in "a man, a woman" is " 'n " in Afrikaans.

In Afrikaans, " 'n " is a shortening of the Dutch "een" (a, an).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JessePaedia
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Thanks. :) Also, when I wrote 'word for a' I meant 'the translation of the word a'. Sorry, I was a bit vague.

1 year ago

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