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INTRODUCTION
This lesson is very straightforward as we're going to cover counting from zero through to ten. Let's jump right in.

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I’ll say numbers in English first, then Afrikaans. Let’s start.
“zero.”
(slow) nul
nul
“one”
(slow) een
een
“two”
(slow) twee
twee
“three”
(slow) drie
drie
“four”
(slow) vier
vier
“five”
(slow) vyf
vyf
“six”
(slow) ses
ses
“seven”
(slow) sewe
sewe
“eight”
(slow) agt
agt
“nine”
(slow) nege
nege
“ten”
(slow) tien
tien
When you read a number with an object, for example, “three tomatoes,” the number comes first in Afrikaans, just like in English. In Afrikaans, “three tomatoes” is drie tomaties. “three tomatoes.”
(slow) drie tomaties
drie tomaties
Drie is the Afrikaans number “three” and we have the noun tomaties, meaning “tomatoes.” Tomaties is the plural of tomatie. In Afrikaans, as you have seen, nouns have singular and plural forms.
If you want to say "four tomatoes," you should say vier tomaties.
(slow) vier tomaties.
vier tomaties.
Numbers can be very useful, especially when shopping in South Africa.
Let's imagine you are buying some presents to bring back to your country. For example, imagine you would like to buy two bottles of good South African wine from the Western Cape.
Say "I would like to buy two bottles of wine." In Afrikaans, you can say Ek wil graag twee bottels wyn koop.
(slow) Ek wil graag twee bottels wyn koop.
Ek wil graag twee bottels wyn koop.
First we have Ek wil graag meaning “I would like to.”
(slow) Ek wil graag
Ek wil graag
Then we have the number twee meaning “two.”
(slow) twee
twee
It’s followed by bottels, which is the plural form for bottel, which means "bottle".
(slow) bottels
bottels
Next, we have the word wyn meaning “wine.”
(slow) wyn
wyn
And at the end, we have the verb meaning “to buy” which is koop in Afrikaans.
(slow) koop
koop
Altogether, once again, "I would like to buy two bottles of wine." in Afrikaans is..
(slow) Ek wil graag twee bottels wyn koop.
Ek wil graag twee bottels wyn koop.
Instead of two bottles of wine, you can make a sentence about “two t-shirts.” in Afrikaans, “two t-shirts” is twee t-hemde.
(slow) twee t-hemde
twee t-hemde
Using this pattern you can say “I’d like to buy two t-shirts.” In Afrikaans, that is Ek wil graag twee t-hemde koop.
(slow) Ek wil graag twee t-hemde koop.
Ek wil graag twee t-hemde koop.

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners! Can you try to count some stuff on you desk in Afrikaans?

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Wednesday at 03:03 AM
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Hey Jacqui


Jy klink kreatief!

You sound creative!


Ek het 12 kleur penne op my tafel.


Lekker dag

Zani

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Jacqui
Friday at 06:47 AM
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Ek het een vulpen en ses kalligrafiepenne op my lessenaar. 😁

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Sunday at 07:51 PM
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Hi Joshua,


Thank you for posting.


Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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joshua hacker
Friday at 05:17 AM
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ek het met dertien mense by werk gepraat.

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Hi Nati,


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Khanh.

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Nati
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👍👍

Zani
Friday at 03:44 PM
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Hallo Abigail


You are right, we all need more shirts! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Great spelling!


Lekker dag


Zani

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Abigail Dalsin
Friday at 07:58 AM
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ek het Tien hemde.

I have 10 shirts


:disappointed:need more