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Vocabulary Lists Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners

Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners

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In this lesson, you will learn the Top 10 Afrikaans Sentence Patterns for Beginners. Even though you may already know some Afrikaans vocabulary, perhaps you’re finding it difficult to string together coherent sentences. This lesson will break down the key components of 10 basic Afrikaans sentence patterns, while also giving you an example of each one. Take your Afrikaans to the next level by formulating clear, well-organized Afrikaans sentences!

P.S. Be sure to click on the links below to take relevant lessons to learn even more about each sentence pattern!

Ek is ...
■ Target Pattern
-Entry: Ek is...
-English:I am ...

■ Example
-Ek is Susan.
-I am Susan.
Ek voel...
"■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Ek voel...
- English: I feel...

■ Example

- Entry: Ek voel warm.
- English: I feel warm."

Dit is...
"■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Dit is...
- English: It is ...

■ Example

- Entry: Dit is koud.
- English: It is cold. "

Waar is die ...?
"■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Waar is die ...?
- English: Where is the ...?

■ Example

- Entry: Waar die die yskas?
- English: Where is the fridge?"

Ek hou van ...
"■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Ek hou van ...
- English: I like...

■ Example

- Entry: Ek hou van koffie.
- English: I like coffee. "

Hoeveel kos die ...?
"■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Hoeveel kos die ...?
- English: How much is the ...?

■ Example

- Entry: Hoeveel kos die klere?
- English: How much are these clothes?"

Dankie vir die...
"■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Dankie vir die...
- English: Thank you for the ...

■ Example

- Entry: Dankie vir die hulp.
- English: Thank you for the help. "

Die ... proe lekker.
"■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Die ... proe lekker.
- English: The ... tastes nice.

■ Example

- Entry: Die tee proe lekker.
- English: The tea tastes nice. "

Ons gaan ....
"■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Ons gaan ....
- English: We are going to...

■ Example

- Entry: Ons gaan skool toe.
- English: We are going to school."

Jy het 'n mooi...
"■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Jy het 'n mooi...
- English: You have a pretty ...

■ Example

- Entry: Jy het 'n mooi hoed.
- English: You have a pretty hat."

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Tuesday at 11:01 AM
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Can you make sample sentences using these patterns?

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Tuesday at 06:29 PM
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Hey Jorge

Ek is bly jy leer Afrikaans.

I am happy you are learning Afrikaans.

Lekker dag



Jorge Caracheo
Friday at 02:55 AM
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ek hou van leer tale!
Thursday at 11:34 PM
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Hi Jenny,

Great to know that you're enjoying our website!

Please stay tuned! Every week we'll have new lessons for you!




Sunday at 06:19 AM
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Thank you for this amazing way of teaching Afrikaans. It makes learning more meaningful. My son is just loving it.

Keep up the fantastic work.