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INTRODUCTION
This lesson is not only for all of the vegetarians out there, but also for anyone with an aversion to a particular food! There are many reasons a person won't or can’t eat a particular food and there may be instances when communicating this is necessary. In this lesson we'll go over some phrases to make sure you don't get any unwanted surprises on your plate.

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In Afrikaans, "I am a vegetarian" is Ek is ‘n vegetariër.
(slow) Ek is ‘n vegetariër
Ek is ‘n vegetariër
The first two words, Ek is, mean, "I am." Next, we have ‘n vegetariër, which means "a vegetarian." The word vegetariër can be used for both men and women. Let’s hear the sentence once again.
(slow) Ek is ‘n vegetariër
Ek is ‘n vegetariër
Another way you can communicate that you don't eat a particular food is by saying just that!
In Afrikaans, "I don't eat meat" is Ek eet nie vleis nie.
(slow) Ek eet nie vleis nie
Ek eet nie vleis nie
The first word, Ek, means "I." Then we have eet, the verb meaning, "to eat..." Then finally we have nie vleis nie, meaning, "no meat." So the sentence Ek eet nie vleis nie. literally means “I eat no meat.”
We can use this sentence for other kinds of food simply by changing just one word! Replace vleis with the word for any other food that you don’t eat. For example, to say "I don't eat cheese" you can say Ek eet nie kaas nie using the word kaas for “cheese.” “I don’t eat cheese.”
(slow) Ek eet nie kaas nie.
Ek eet nie kaas nie.
If you want to make sure your food doesn't have an ingredient you can't or don't want to eat, you should simply ask about it. For example, if you want to make sure a meal doesn't have meat, you should ask "Is there meat in this dish?" In Afrikaans, this is
Is daar vleis in hierdie gereg?
(slow) Is daar vleis in hierdie gereg?
Is daar vleis in hierdie gereg?
First we have Is daar, which means "Is there." Then we have vleis, the word for "meat."Then we have the phrase in hierdie gereg, meaning "in this dish." The word for “dish” is gereg in Afrikaans. Let’s hear the sentence once again.
(slow) Is daar vleis in hierdie gereg?
Is daar vleis in hierdie gereg?

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Hi listeners! Is there any food you don't eat or like? Let's practice here!

Zani
Tuesday at 02:03 PM
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Groot plesier

Great pleasure


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Robert
Monday at 10:24 AM
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Baie dankie.

Zani
Sunday at 02:38 AM
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Hallo Robert


You might find that some places in SA have no option for vegetarians except some veggies, but then again if you ask around you might find the most amazing places.


One place in Cape Town I love is Cafe Royale - the most amazing lentil and chickpea burgers with sweet potato chips. Oh man... I want to go now!


Nice phrases:

Ek hou van gesonde kos - I like healthy food.

Het jul enige vegetariër opsies - Do you have any vegetarian options?


Lekker dag

Zani

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Robert
Monday at 06:29 AM
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Ek is 'n vegetariër.