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How to Say Thank You in Afrikaans

Learn the most common way to say "thank you"

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Absolute Beginner #11 - Beautify Your South African Home with Roses

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Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101.com! As a foreigner in South Africa, you are quickly adjusting to the touristy life. The thing that you have enjoyed the most is travelling to different cities. At the moment you are in Cape Town and you are enjoying seeing the mountains from different angles. You are even attempting to climb the mountain before you leave to go home.In this lesson, you'll learn how to describe things in Afrikaans. Our Afrikaans conversation takes place at the flower market in Cape Town between two friends. Because the speakers are close, they will be speaking Afrikaans. You'll also learn about why you might want to take a tour bus in Cape Town! 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 #10 - Let’s go Shopping for Flowers at the South African Market

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Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101.com! As a tourist shopping at the Adderley flower market, you are very excited to purchase Proteas. All your friends at home were very jealous that you would be walking among South African citizens, sipping on local coffee, and best of all, visiting the flower market. To surprise your friends, you are planning to some flowers from the market and try to dry them out to take with you… maybe a picture will do the trick.In this lesson, you'll learn how to discuss a buying decision in Afrikaans. Our Afrikaans conversation takes place at the flower market in Cape Town between two friends. Since the speakers are close, they will be speaking informal Afrikaans! 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 #9 - Going Dutch in South Africa

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Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101.com! You were recently out on a date with a new love interest, who is a handsome South African man. You had a wonderful time, and the two of you seemed to have a lot in common, from your South African family traditions to your upbringing.When the bill came he insisted on paying, you suggest that you “go Dutch” but he insisted on paying for you. It seems like not everyone ‘goes dutch’ in South Africa.In this lesson, you'll learn how to pay in Afrikaans. Our Afrikaans conversation takes place at a café in Port Elizabeth among two colleagues and a waitress. You'll also learn about the meaning of "going Dutch." 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 #8 - Let’s Stay in Touch in South Africa

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Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101.com! Many of your South African friends are jealous of the lavish gifts your husband buys for you on holidays. You know you're lucky to have this wonderful South African man in your life. What many of your friends don't know is that your husband also brings home proteas to you every week. South African proteas are your favorite flower, and you have planted many of the flowers you've received. Although they won’t grow in your climate, you try your best. In this lesson, you'll learn how to exchange phone numbers in Afrikaans. Our Afrikaans conversation takes place at a café between two friends. Because the speakers are close, they'll be speaking informal Afrikaans. You'll also learn about flowers 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 #7 - Dividing Your Chores

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Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101.com! Household chores are the bane of your existence! In your home, you have to do all the cooking, cleaning, and laundry: your husband refuses to pitch in. He prefers to watch television on the weekend while you work. It takes hours upon hours to finish it all! So when you find out that your South African friend's spouse helps her do everything, you are in shock. You can't wait to tell your husband about the South African division of labor!In this lesson, you'll learn about stem changes in Afrikaans short and long vowels. Our Afrikaans conversation takes place at a café in Durban between two friends. You'll also learn how South African men and women share household chores. 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!