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INTRODUCTION
Becky:
Hi everyone, and welcome back to AfrikaansPod101.com. This is Beginner Season 1 Lesson 24 - Describing your Symptoms in Afrikaans. Becky here.
Chesney:
Hallo! I'm Chesney.
Becky:
In this lesson, you'll learn about expressing frequency and duration. The conversation takes place at the doctor's office.
Chesney:
It's between Nadia and Fanie.
Becky:
The speakers are strangers. Therefore, they’ll speak formal Afrikaans. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Fanie:
Nadia, vir hoe lank voel jy al hoofpyn?
Nadia:
Ek het vir twee weke elke dag 'n hoofpyn.
Fanie:
Het jy enige ander probleme?
Nadia:
Ek is net partykeer lighoofdig en naar.
Fanie:
Goed, ek gaan vir jou pille gee wat jy drie keer 'n dag moet neem.
Nadia:
Voor of na ete.
Fanie:
Verkieslik na ete. As jy nie beter voel nie, bel my.
Nadia:
Dankie dokter.
Becky:
Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
Fanie:
Nadia, vir hoe lank voel jy al hoofpyn?
Nadia:
Ek het vir twee weke elke dag 'n hoofpyn.
Fanie:
Het jy enige ander probleme?
Nadia:
Ek is net partykeer lighoofdig en naar.
Fanie:
Goed, ek gaan vir jou pille gee wat jy drie keer 'n dag moet neem.
Nadia:
Voor of na ete.
Fanie:
Verkieslik na ete. As jy nie beter voel nie, bel my.
Nadia:
Dankie dokter.
Becky:
Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
Fanie:
Nadia, for how long have you had a headache?
Nadia:
I have had a headache every day for two weeks.
Fanie:
Do you have any other problems?
Nadia:
Sometimes I am a bit dizzy and nauseous.
Fanie:
Ok, I am going to give you pills that you have to take three times a day.
Nadia:
Before or after a meal?
Fanie:
Preferably after meals. If you don't feel better, call me.
Nadia:
Thank you, doctor.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Becky:
In the previous lesson, Nadia made the doctor’s appointment.
Chesney:
And here she is, at the doctor’s.
Becky:
That was well planned!
Chesney:
It does fit together pretty well...
Becky:
In this conversation, the doctor prescribed Nadia some medication to help with her headache.
Chesney:
Yes, but South Africa also has a unique culture of home remedies.
Becky:
What makes them unique?
Chesney:
They’re a mix of Afrikaans and other African cultures.
Becky:
People also use pharmaceuticals, right?
Chesney:
Yes, but every family will have a home remedy for the flu!
Becky:
Like what?
Chesney:
Ek drink gemmer en suurlemoen vir verkoue.
Becky:
Which means “I drink ginger and lemon for the flu.” Okay, now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Becky:
Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word is...
Chesney:
hoofpyn [natural native speed]
Becky:
headache
Chesney:
hoofpyn [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chesney:
hoofpyn [natural native speed]
Becky:
Next we have...
Chesney:
elke [natural native speed]
Becky:
every
Chesney:
elke [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chesney:
elke [natural native speed]
Becky:
Next we have...
Chesney:
lighoofdig [natural native speed]
Becky:
dizzy
Chesney:
lighoofdig [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chesney:
lighoofdig [natural native speed]
Becky:
Next we have...
Chesney:
naar [natural native speed]
Becky:
nauseous
Chesney:
naar [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chesney:
naar [natural native speed]
Becky:
Next we have...
Chesney:
pille [natural native speed]
Becky:
pills
Chesney:
pille [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chesney:
pille [natural native speed]
Becky:
Next we have...
Chesney:
keer [natural native speed]
Becky:
times
Chesney:
keer [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chesney:
keer [natural native speed]
Becky:
Next we have...
Chesney:
ete [natural native speed]
Becky:
meal
Chesney:
ete [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chesney:
ete [natural native speed]
Becky:
Next we have...
Chesney:
verkieslik [natural native speed]
Becky:
preferably
Chesney:
verkieslik [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chesney:
verkieslik [natural native speed]
Becky:
Next we have...
Chesney:
beter [natural native speed]
Becky:
better
Chesney:
beter [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chesney:
beter [natural native speed]
Becky:
And last...
Chesney:
voor [natural native speed]
Becky:
before
Chesney:
voor [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chesney:
voor [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Becky:
Let's have a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first word is...
Chesney:
voor 'n maaltyd
Becky:
meaning "before a meal." How do we say “after a meal?”
Chesney:
na 'n maaltyd
Becky:
When would these phrases be used?
Chesney:
You can use them when talking about taking medication.
Becky:
Are they formal or informal expressions?
Chesney:
You can use them in both.
Becky:
Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Chesney:
Sure. For example, you can say, Ek het twee pille voor die maaltyd gevat.
Becky:
...which means "I took two pills before the meal."
Becky:
Okay, what's the next word?
Chesney:
verkieslik nie
Becky:
meaning "preferably not." You can use this to say that you would prefer not to do something.
Chesney:
It’s a nice way of saying “no,” but don’t overuse it.
Becky:
Yes, it’ll give the wrong impression if you’re always trying to decline doing something.
Chesney:
You can use this in both formal and informal situations.
Becky:
And can you give us an example using this phrase?
Chesney:
Sure. For example, you can say, Ek wil verkieslik dit nie doen nie.
Becky:
...which means "I would preferably not do that."
Becky:
Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

Becky:
In this lesson, you'll learn about expressing frequency and duration.
Becky:
Let’s start by looking at duration. We can say how long something has been happening by using a few phrases.
Chesney:
Yes, for example Vir twee jaar al.
Becky:
“For two years already.”
Chesney:
Nie lank nie
Becky:
“Not long.”
Chesney:
Vir ses jaar
Becky:
“For six years.” Now, let’s hear some expressions of duration in sentences.
Chesney:
Ek is nog nie lank hier nie.
Becky:
“I have not been here long.”
Chesney:
Hy is al vir nege jaar die hoof.
Becky:
“He has been principal for nine years.”
Chesney:
Ons bly al hier vir 20 jaar.
Becky:
“We have been staying here for 20 years already.” Next, let’s move onto frequency.
Chesney:
There are some common adverbs of frequency, such as altyd.
Becky:
“Always.”
Chesney:
Gewoonlik
Becky:
“Usually.”
Chesney:
baie
Becky:
“Often.”
Chesney:
Partykeer
Becky:
“Sometimes.”
Chesney:
soms
Becky:
“Occasionally.”
Chesney:
nooit
Becky:
“Never.”
Chesney:
In Afrikaans, you add the adverb after the verb, not before.
Becky:
Let’s hear some examples.
Chesney:
Hy eet partykeer by die huis.
Becky:
“He sometimes eats at home.”
Chesney:
Sy drink altyd na werk wyn.
Becky:
“She always drinks wine at home.”
Chesney:
Hull het nooit genoeg geld nie.
Becky:
“They never have enough money.”

Outro

Becky:
Okay, that’s all for this lesson. Thank you for listening, everyone, and we’ll see you next time! Bye!
Chesney:
Baai.

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