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Afrikaans Word of the Day - hang (verb)

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hang hang (verb)

Die vlermuis hang van `n tak.
The bat is hanging from the branch.

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Afrikaans Word of the Day - nine (numeral)

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nege nine (numeral)

Die vliegtuig vertrek om nege uur.
The plane will take off at nine o’clock.

nege grade
nine degrees

nege dinge
nine things

nege-en-negentig persent
ninety-nine percent

nommer nege
number nine

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Afrikaans Word of the Day - younger brother (phrase)

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jonger broer younger brother (phrase)

ouer broer en jonger broer
older brother and younger brother

Die ouer broer en jonger broer hou hande vas.
The older brother and younger brother are holding hands.

het ‘n jonger broer
have a younger brother

My jonger broer bly ver weg, maar kom huis toe vir Kersfees.
My younger brother lives far away, but he comes home for Christmas.

My jonger broer praat dikwels in sy slaap.

My younger brother often talks in sleep.

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Afrikaans Word of the Day - green (noun)

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groen green (noun)

Die vuurflieg is op die groen blaar.
The firefly is on the green leaf.

Die kleur groen is `n mengsel van geel en blou.
The color green is a mixture of yellow and blue.

groen gras
green grass

groen kleur
color green

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Afrikaans Word of the Day - fruit juice (noun)

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vrugte sap fruit juice (noun)

Vars vrugte sap is `n wonderlike manier om die dag mee te begin.
Fresh fruit juice is a great way to start any day.

appel sap, lemoen sap, en druwe sap
apple juice, orange juice, and grape juice

vars vrugte sap
fresh fruit juice

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Afrikaans Word of the Day - sleep (verb)

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slaap sleep (verb)

Die baba is besig om op die kombers te slaap.
The baby sleeps on the blanket.

Die baba het op die kombers geslaap.
The baby slept on the blanket.

Die baba slaap op die kombers.
The baby is sleeping on the blanket.

Die meisie gaan amper slaap.
The girl is about to sleep.

Die babas slaap.
The babies are sleeping.

Die meisie gaan slaap.
The girl is going to sleep.

slaap op `n kombers
sleep on a blanket

slapende baba’s
sleeping babies

slaap stil
sleep soundly

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Afrikaans Word of the Day - neck (noun)

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nek neck (noun)

Ek het ‘n pyn in my nek.
I’ve got a pain in my neck.

Kameelperde het lang nekke
Giraffes have long necks.

Die vrou se nek jeuk.
The woman has an itchy neck.

jeukende nek
itchy neck

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Afrikaans Word of the Day - cloud (noun)

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wolk cloud (noun)

donsige wolk
fluffy cloud

blou lug met wit wolke
blue sky with white clouds

‘n donker wolk
a dark cloud

Ek sien nie ‘n wolk in die lug nie.
I don’t see a cloud in the sky.

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Afrikaans Word of the Day - customer (noun)

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kliënt customer (noun)

Die kliënt koop inkopies met `n kredietkaart.
The customer is buying groceries with a credit card.

betaalende kliënt
paying customer

kliënte diens
customer service

belangrike kliënt
important customer

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Afrikaans Word of the Day - watch (noun)

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kyk watch (noun)

Die toeris kyk na die sonondergang.
The tourists are watching the sunset.

Die toeris het na die sonondergang gekyk.
The tourists watched the sunset.

Die familie het televisie gekyk.
The family watched television.

Die familie kyk televisie.
The family watches television.

Die familie kyk na die televisie.
The family is watching television.

Die aanhangers kyk na die spel.
The fans are watching a game.

kyk televisie
watch television

kyk na `n sonsondergang
watch a sunset

kyk `n spel
watch a game

kyk `n vliek
watch a movie

kyk `n vliek op `n groot skerm TV
watch a movie on a big screen TV

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