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Afrikaans Useful Phrases

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Key to abbreviations: inf = informal, frm = formal, sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural (said to more than one person)




My Name is….

I’m from..

Good Morning

Good Evening

Good Night

Good Luck

Cheers/Good Health!

Have a nice day!

I don’t understand

Please speak more slowly

Please write it down

Do you speak English?

Praat jy Engels? (sg/inf)
Praat julle Engels? (pl/inf)
Praat U Engels? (frm/sg)
Praat Meneer Engels? (frm/>m)
Praat Mevrou Engels? (frm/>f)

Yes a little

Excuse me!


Thank you

Merry Christmas and
Happy new Year