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Absolute Beginner #6 - Would You Like To Order?

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Just when you thought your day couldn't get any better than running into a South African friend and taking a break to catch up in a South African café with good coffee, you find out that the café serves one of your favorite South African treats, apple pie. South African apple pie reminds you of your childhood. The next time you feel homesick, you'll have to remember to come back to this South African café!In this lesson, you'll learn how to order something in Afrikaans at a café. Our Afrikaans conversation takes place at a café in Stellenbosch between customers and a waitress. Because the speakers are in a business situation, they'll be speaking formal Afrikaans. You'll also learn about the Afrikaans traditions of politeness and frank conversation. Visit us at AfrikaansPod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic Afrikaans lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!

Absolute Beginner #5 - Having Kids in South Africa

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Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101.com! You're dragging a bit this afternoon, so you decide to take a break and visit your favorite South African café to enjoy a caffeinated beverage. That will certainly make the rest of the workday go faster! Of course, once you run into some of your South African friends at the café, it's questionable whether you'll make it back to work in time to finish your day's assignments. However, that's a small price to pay for some wonderful Afrikaans conversation. In this lesson, you'll learn how to further introduce yourself using the Afrikaans verb meaning "to have." Our Afrikaans conversation takes place between two friends at a café in Bloemfontein. Because the speakers are close, they will be speaking informal Afrikaans. You'll also learn about the Afrikaans family agenda. Visit us at AfrikaansPod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic Afrikaans lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!
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Absolute Beginner #4 - An Exhausting Day in South Africa

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Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101.com! Catching up with old South African friends is something you really enjoy. A South African friend you haven't seen in awhile, but who keeps in touch with your other mutual friends, is really wonderful company. You are happy to hear how her life in South Africa is going now and about what is going on in the lives of your other friends. Thank goodness your four-day work week allows you to spend time with your South African friends! In this lesson, you'll learn how to talk about mutual friends. Our Afrikaans conversation takes place between two friends who are walking to a café in Cape Town. Because the speakers are friends, they will be speaking informal Afrikaans. You'll also learn about the Afrikaans work week. Visit us at AfrikaansPod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic Afrikaans lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!

Absolute Beginner #3 - Let’s Drink Rooibos Tea

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Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101.com! When you first arrived in South Africa, you weren't much of a tea drinker, so you were worried you'd have trouble fitting in in your new workplace. But gradually, bit by bit, you've developed a taste for South African Rooibos tea. It is not so readily available at home, and much more delicious! Now you're glad for all the coffee/tea breaks you have!In this lesson, you'll learn about present and past verb tenses endings in Afrikaans from a conversation between two friends in South Africa. You'll also learn about meal times in South Africa. Visit us at AfrikaansPod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic Afrikaans lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!

Absolute Beginner #2 - Where in South Africa Do You Live?

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Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101.com! You have just moved into your new South African home, and you are hoping to meet friends who live in the same area as you. You are overjoyed when you run into an old South African friend. After a long day at work, you are excited when she invites you in Afrikaans to have drinks so that you can catch up. It turns out that she lives close by and that her cute older brother is still single too! In this lesson, you'll learn how to introduce yourself in Afrikaans. Our Afrikaans conversation takes place on a street in Pretoria between Anna and Marijke. Because the speakers are friends, they will be speaking informal Afrikaans. You'll also learn some interesting facts about the South African population. Visit us at AfrikaansPod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic Afrikaans lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!