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How to Say Thank You in Afrikaans

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Absolute Beginner #23 - Are you Dreaming in Afrikaans of a Greek Holiday?

Absolute Beginner
Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101.com! When you were a child, your South African family rarely took vacation. Your South African father worked long hours at his job, and he did not often have the opportunity to take time off. But that did not stop your mother and you from learning about vacation destinations far away from your homeland. You went to the local South African bookstore and bought books about exotic islands and foreign cities, and you hoped that one day you'd be able to travel to all these places.In this lesson, you will learn how to discuss plans in Afrikaans. Our Afrikaans conversation takes place in a Afrikaans kitchen. Because the speakers are family, they will be speaking informal Afrikaans. You'll also learn about some popular Afrikaans vacation spots. 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 #22 - Choosing Hobbies is Hard

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Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101.com! You have tried for years to have a hobby that is popular with other South African citizens and that you could participate in with your friends. Unfortunately, however, two of your favorite pastimes are sleeping and shopping. Just about all the other South African people you know pride themselves on their industrious and thrifty ways, and sleeping and shopping fit in neither category. Therefore, you decide to keep these two favorite hobbies to yourself and pretend to enjoy other activities. In this lesson, you will learn how to talk about hobbies in Afrikaans. Our Afrikaans conversation takes place at a South African home. Because the speakers are family, they will be speaking informal Afrikaans. You'll also learn about two popular Afrikaans hobbies. 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 #21 - Running the Afrikaans Birthday Gauntlet

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Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101.com! One of your favorite shopping excursions involves visiting a South African bookstore. It brightens your day, especially when the South African weather is gloomy, to see all of the books lined up on shelves, just waiting to be read. The section you always check out features South African authors, and you make it a point to purchase any new tomes by your favorite South African writers. Books are a favorite gift to give to your South African friends, as you believe everyone should spend time reading!In this lesson, you will learn how to use Afrikaans particles. Our Afrikaans conversation takes place at a South African home. Because the speakers are family, they will be speaking informal Afrikaans. You'll also learn about the tradition of giving birthday wishes in 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!

Absolute Beginner #20 - A Wrong Number in South Africa

Absolute Beginner
Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101.com! You thought your Afrikaans was good enough by now that you could understand basic phone conversations, but the call you've just received is really throwing you. Why can't you understand anything they're saying?! Are they even speaking Afrikaans? Wait...was that just a Dutch word? Maybe your Afrikaans is not so bad after all!In this lesson, you will learn how to answer the phone in Afrikaans. Our Afrikaans conversation takes place on the phone between people who don't know each other. Because the speakers are strangers, they will be speaking formal Afrikaans. You'll also learn about the importance of phone etiquette in Afrikaans culture. 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 #19 - Arrive at the Right Time in South Africa

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Learn Afrikaans with AfrikaansPod101.com! As a child, it took you many years to learn how to read the hands on the clock at your South African grandmother's home. Your parents had only digital clocks in your own home, and at the South African school you attended, you never paid attention to your teacher! As a result, you still have to count in Afrikaans to yourself when someone asks you to read the time on a clock with hands!In this lesson, you will learn how to tell the time in Afrikaans. Our Afrikaans conversation takes place at a South African family home between members of a family. Because the speakers are family, they will be speaking informal Afrikaans. You'll also learn about the importance of punctuality in South African culture. 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!