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Hallo almal! Ek is Annemarie. Hi everybody! I’m Annemarie. Welcome to AfrikaansPod101.com’s Afrikaans in 3 minuten, the fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Afrikaans.
In the last lesson, you learned how to use the verb hou. In this lesson, you will learn how to use kom, the fourth verb in our series dedicated to the most common Afrikaans verbs. Kom means "to come" in Afrikaans, and we use it a lot! So come on! Let’s begin!
Imagine a friend of yours is talking to you about a party, and he wants to know if you’re going. He might ask you Kom jy vanaand? That means "Are you coming tonight?"
So supposing you want to go, you will say, Ja, ek kom! That means "Yes, I’m coming!”
[slowly] Ja, ek kom.
So let’s break down this answer.
First we have Ja which is simply "Yes."
Then ek, which is "I" in Afrikaans.
After that we have kom, which is the verb meaning “to come”.
Again, altogether it is Ja, ek kom.
In Afrikaans, kom is exactly the same as the verb "to come" in English. It’s a very common verb that you should be careful not to mix up with gaan, which only means "to go to," as we’ve seen before.
Let’s look at another situation we can use kom in. If you are organizing a party, for example, you can ask your friend if he or she is coming by saying Kom jy na die partytjie vanaad? That is "Are you coming to the party tonight?"
To answer this question, Afrikaners sometimes add something after the verb, as in Ja, ek kom met vriende. Here they said "Yes, I am coming with some friends." They might also say Ja, ek kom met my kêrel meaning “Yes, I’m coming with my boyfriend,” or Ja, ek kom met my meisie, meaning “Yes, I’m coming with my girlfriend.”
The verb kom is also often used as an order or as motivational advice, as in Komaan! "Come on!" Or Kom hier! That is, "Come here!" You can also add the words weer meaning “again,” or terug meaning “back,” after kom to create sentences like "I'll come back again tomorrow." That’s just Ek kom môre weer terug!
Now it’s time for Annemarie’s Tips.
Just like in English you can use the verb kom to say "Come in!" if you’re inviting someone to enter a room, for example.
In this case it will be Kom binne! That means "Come in!"
In this lesson, you learned how to use the verb kom to ask people to join in on the fun!
And with that, our lesson series about common Afrikaans verbs is over. From the next lesson, we’ll jump into some very important Afrikaans question words! Do you know how to ask questions starting with "What" in Afrikaans? I’ll be waiting for you with the answer in the next Afrikaans in 3 minuten lesson. Lekker dag!