a : like the “a” in the German “ach”, “Katze”, “kann”
a: like the The "u" in "cut" or the “a” in the German “ach”, “Katze”, “kann”
Andrea: Op gewone my stoel, toe ek vandag daar wou sit.
Lektor: Ek wonder wie s'n dit kan wees. Dalk is dit een van die kalkulus-lektor se boeke.
Sometimes, you will see people use “hul” and “jul” instead of “hulle” and “julle” in the first case.
Tannie Petro likes it / enjoys it to play the ghuitar.
4 A common mistake made even by some native Afrikaans-speakers under the influence of English is to refer to a “bril” as “brille”, and to speak of it in the plural. It is easy to avoid this mistake: “bril” is always singular unless, in fact, more than one pair of glasses is meant.
5 The correct word for “car” is “motor”, but is seen as somewhat older. “Kar” is used in colloquial speech.
6 “Waarom” is used in older Afrikaans. This is seen as more formal and is not used in colloquial speech; it is becoming archaic (argaïes).
Google Translate wrote:And Google Translator, Babel Fish translation costs excretion.
Shiba wrote:I have a great announcement to make...
I have actually completed another lesson! Yes! Just when you thought it was never going to happen again!
Weerwolf wrote: Baie dankie vir die lesse! Keep up the good work (btw, how do you say it in Afrikaans?), Shiba!
Shiba wrote:Geen probleem nie! ("Hou so aan" is the closest Afrikaans expression I can think of. )
Weerwolf wrote:Shiba wrote:Geen probleem nie! ("Hou so aan" is the closest Afrikaans expression I can think of. )
I'm gonna have seminars in Afrikaans (two or three lessons) this semester, so I can assure you that your work has been very useful for me. As a student of neerlandistiek, I find a good passive knowledge of Afrikaans essential.
Can you think of any forum or website where I can download Afrikaans-speaking music? I have searched a lot, but still I could not find any good for my taste.
Shiba wrote:Awesome! You're very welcome. Also, that sounds like a fun course.
Hmm. I'm not the best person to give you an answer since I don't listen to a lot of Afrikaans music, but I'll ask around and get back to you. The people I know who are likely to know Afrikaans music are mostly into metal. Aside from that I'd recommend that you buy some of Jannie du Toit's stuff, he's really good and always pronounces the words very clearly in his songs, but, well, you'd have to buy it.
имен wrote:The link in OP is not working, do you know any other courses/resources? Searching the net gives no goed results.
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