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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 thank people by saying Dankie. In this lesson you’ll learn some of the most common greetings used when speaking Afrikaans.
Is jy reg? Are you ready? Let’s start!
The most commonly used, informal greeting is-
[slowly] Hallo.
Hallo means “hi” or “hello”. We can use this greeting with friends or relatives.
The most used *formal* greetings changes depending on the time of day. Let’s see what they are!
First we have Goeie dag!
Literally, Goeie dag means "good day".
[slowly] Goeie dag
As a rule of thumb we can use goeie dag only during the daytime – from late morning until early evening.
Next is the greeting we say only for the morning –Goeie môre.
[slowly] Goeie môre.
For the afternoon we say Goeie middag!
[slowly]Goeie middag
During the evening we say...
Goeie naand!
[slowly] Goeie naand
Goed is Afrikaans for “good”.
Môre, middag, and naand means “morning”, “afternoon” and “evening”, respectively. Easy, right?
Now, what should you say when you leave? Afrikaner people usually say Totsiens when leaving in a formal situation.
[slowly] Totsiens.
Totsiens means “good-bye.”
When we say Good-bye to friends or relatives, we use the informal Lekker dag!
[slowly] Lekker dag
You can also say Baai!
[slowly] Baai
Now you can greet people in many different ways in Afrikaans!
Let’s review them all again.
First, the greetings-
Informally, we simply say Hallo.
If you want to be a bit more formal, you can use Goeie dag! during the daytime... Goeie môre! in the morning… Goeie middag! in the afternoon… and Goeie naand! in the evening.
When leaving in a formal situation, we say Totsiens.
And in an informal situation, it’s-
Lekker dag! Or Baai!
It’s easy, isn’t it?
Now it’s time for Annemarie’s Tips.
In informal situations, Afrikaaner people, especially good friends, commonly greet each other by giving each other a quick hug. If you are unsure, you can just stick out your hand and give a firm handshake and a smile. A smile goes a long way!
During the next lesson we’ll learn the meaning of the phrase Praat jy Engels? Do you already know it? I'll tell you all about it in our next “Afrikaans in 3 minuten” lesson. Lekker dag!