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Afrikaans Weekly Word of the Week

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Hello everyone,

In this post I will, every week, post a comment with an Afrikaans word, it's definition, and an example sentence, or two. The "Word of the Week" idea I got from Super-Svensk's Swedish Word of the Week lessons. Go check it out, upvote and comment, it's a great resource that s/he created!

If you are interested in learning Afrikaans, please check out my Unofficial Afrikaans Course.


Status

  • Completed. One Word will be posted every week.

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Enjoy your day!

6 days ago

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Wow, this is wonderful Amy! You have put a lot of work into this. This makes me want to reconsider the language to learn after I'm done with Spanish!

6 days ago

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Word Number 1

Afrikaans: Vuur
English: Fire

Noun

Sentence:

Afrikaans: Daar is 'n groot vuur!
English: There is a big fire!

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As I researched Afrikaans years ago, I read in a Colloquial book that there are three varieties of Afrikaans. It's been awhile since I studied this language again. Is there a "standard form" or does one have to pick one. I've looked into the Orange River form.

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Hi, I live in Cape Town South Africa. In school we are taught bog standard Afrikaans, only other form of Afrikaans I've heard of is "Kaaps" which is predominantly spoken by cape coloureds and is a mixture of English and Afrikaans. The standard version taught in schools is spoken throughout the country and is definitely the one to Learn.

hope this helps.

5 days ago

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I've never heard of the different forms of Afrikaans, but, thinking of it now, it makes sense that there are different varieties: There is a more formal version, and then there is a colloquial version, or informal version, if you will.

Not sure what the third one is, though. :)

The difference AFAIK, is only the usage of more formal (-sounding) words, or the structure of the sentence. But there's not the big difference that for example, you would find in German.


Thanks for asking this question. I'm going to study this "problem" a bit and maybe make a post about it. :)
Have a lovely day!

6 days ago
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