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Intro

Maryssa: Hi everyone, I’m Maryssa.
Dewan: And I’m Dewan!
Maryssa: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Afrikaans Vocabulary, Lesson 1! In this lesson, you'll learn five essential words related to Daily Life. These are five common Afrikaans National Holidays. Hand-picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at AfrikaansPod101.com
BODY
Maryssa: Dewan, what’s our first holiday?
Dewan: Mense Regte Dag
Maryssa: Human Rights Day
Dewan: (slow) Mense Regte Dag (regular) Mense Regte Dag
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat:
Dewan: Mense Regte Dag
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: It is a day to celebrate the Constitution of South Africa and a day to remember the events of the Sharpeville Massacre.
Maryssa: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Dewan: (normal) Mense neem deel aan 'n wedloop op Mense Regte dag.
Maryssa: People participate in a race on Human Rights Day.
Dewan: (slow) Mense neem deel aan 'n wedloop op Mense Regte dag.
Maryssa: Okay, what’s the next holiday?
Dewan: Vryheidsdag
Maryssa: Freedom Day
Dewan: (slow) Vryheidsdag (regular) Vryheidsdag
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat:
Dewan: Vryheidsdag
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Freedom Day celebrates the first day of the democratic elections held in South Africa.
Maryssa: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Dewan: (normal) Party skole hou 'n partytjie op Vryheidsdag.
Maryssa: Some schools celebrate on Freedom Day.
Dewan: (slow) Party skole hou 'n partytjie op Vryheidsdag.
Maryssa: Okay, what’s the next holiday?
Dewan: Jeug Dag
Maryssa: Youth Day
Dewan: (slow) Jeug Dag (regular) Jeug Dag
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat:
Dewan: Jeug Dag
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Youth Day commemorates the protests of pupils in Soweto who came together to protest against Bantu Education.
Maryssa: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Dewan: (normal) Daar is 'n speciale TV program op SABC 3 wat ons kyk op Jeug Dag.
Maryssa: There is a special TV program on SABC 3 that we can watch on Youth Day.
Dewan: (slow) Daar is 'n speciale TV program op SABC 3 wat ons kyk op Jeug Dag.
Maryssa: Okay, what’s the next holiday?
Dewan: Erfenis Dag
Maryssa: Heritage Day
Dewan: (slow) Erfenis Dag (regular) Erfenis Dag
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat:
Dewan: Erfenis Dag
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: Heritage Day celebrates the diverse cultures in South Africa.
Maryssa: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Dewan: (normal) Erfenis Dag is die lekkerste dag om te braai saam met vriende.
Maryssa: Heritage Day is the nicest day to have a barbeque with friends.
Dewan: (slow) Erfenis Dag is die lekkerste dag om te braai saam met vriende.
Maryssa: Okay, what’s the last holiday?
Dewan: Dag van Versoening
Maryssa: Day of Reconciliation
Dewan: (slow) Dag van Versoening (regular) Dag van Versoening
Maryssa: Listeners, please repeat:
Dewan: Dag van Versoening
[pause - 5 sec.]
Maryssa: The Day of Reconciliation focuses on fostering reconciliation and national unity.
Maryssa: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Dewan: (normal) Baie mense gaan kerk toe op Versoenings Dag.
Maryssa: Many people go to church on Reconciliation Day.
Dewan: (slow) Baie mense gaan kerk toe op Versoenings Dag.
QUIZ
Maryssa: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the holidays you just learned? Dewan will give you the Afrikaans – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Dewan: Mense Regte Dag
[pause]
Maryssa: Human Rights Day
Dewan: Vryheidsdag
[pause]
Maryssa: Freedom Day
Dewan: Jeug Dag
[pause]
Maryssa: Youth Day
Dewan: Erfenis Dag
[pause]
Maryssa: Heritage Day
Dewan: Dag van Versoening
[pause]
Maryssa: Day of Reconciliation

Outro

Maryssa: There you have it – five National Holidays in South Africa! We have more vocab lists available at AfrikaansPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone! See you next time!
Dewan: Baai.

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it would be easier to understand the sentence by using a phrasal verb "take part in" instead of 'participate', as the Afrikaans sentence is closer to that.


Maryssa: People participate in a race on Human Rights Day.

Dewan: (slow) Mense neem deel aan 'n wedloop op Mense Regte dag.