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First Lesson (test). : Afrikaans articles

Articles in Afrikaans are very easy and the rules regarding them are too.

(1). The = Die. Example: Die kar is rooi. Translation: The car is red.

Pronunciation : It sounds exactly like the German "Die"

Rules are the same as in English.

(2). A or An = 'n. Example: 'n Kar is rooi. Translation: A car is red

Pronunciation : It sounds like the first sound in the word |hin|der | 'n |

Rules for the article " 'n ".

this article is always a lowercase letter and it always has an apostrophe before the letter itself. The word following it is always a uppercase letter (but only if " 'n " is the first word of a sentence.).

That's all for now.

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April 16, 2015

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristianofPeace

Afrikaans is spoken in South Africa right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ungewitig_Wiht

Is 'n lowercase even if writing all caps? I mean would you write 'n KAR IS ROOI or 'N KAR IS ROOI? Thanks in advance


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nicovandiekaap1

Yes, It would be written in lowercase under all circumstances, And the Following word is uppercase only if the " 'n " was the first word in a sentence. But if you are describing something with quotation marks or parenthesis, Then the first word after the parenthesis or quotation marks is uppercase. {'n (baie groot) Kar is rooi} "baie groot" = "very big"/"large" (but I would like to point out that " 'n kar is rooi." implies that all cars are red, or that a car has to be red in order to be a car.

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