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INTRODUCTION
In this lesson we’ll learn the phrases that will help you take matters into your own hands! We will look at the word "please," which will be very important when you need to ask for something.

Lesson focus

In Afrikaans, “Please” is asseblief. Let's break it down by syllable.
(slow) asseblief
Now let's hear it one more time.
asseblief
The easiest way to use "please" is to point at something while saying Asseblief, but let's try to expand on this a bit, shall we? Let's start with the expression "This, please," which in Afrikaans is Hierdie Asseblief. It literally means “This, please.” In English, "this" comes before "please." In Afrikaans, the order is the same. So we have Hierdie asseblief.
First, we have “this,” or in Afrikaans, Hierdie.
(slow) Hierdie
Hierdie.
Using this word, “This, please” in Afrikaans is..
(slow) Hierdie asseblief
Hierdie asseblief
The pronoun “this” or Hierdie can be replaced by dit, which also means “this.” Let’s hear this again.
(slow) dit
dit
Now, look at the word for “that” in Afrikaans. It’s daardie.
(slow) daardie
daardie
Using this word, “That please” in Afrikaans is..
(slow) daardie asseblief
daardie asseblief
The pronoun “that” or daardie can be replaced by dit, which also means “that” or “this”. Let’s hear this again.
(slow) dit
dit
If you’ve forgotten or don't know the name of the object you're asking for, it's okay to point at it and say “this, please,” Hierdie asseblief, or “that, please,” Daardie asseblief.
If you know the name of the object, you can say the name of the object, then say asseblief meaning “please.”
For example, if you need a piece of bread, you can say “One bread, please,” or in Afrikaans Een brood asseblief.
(slow) Een brood asseblief.
Een brood asseblief.
First we have een meaning “one.”
(slow) een
een
Then, we have “bread” which is brood in Afrikaans.
(slow) brood
brood

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Hello, Listeners! Could you make some sentences using 'Please give me' in Afrikaans?

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Thursday at 01:51 AM
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Hallo Dale


Dankie vir die vertalings! Ons sal dit aanstuur!


Lekker dag

Zani

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L.J
Saturday at 04:23 AM
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This lesson was good but where was the audio?


Baie dankie

Thank you very much


I love to learn Afrikaans it's a great language 💙

Dale
Monday at 09:46 AM
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fyi


Dit is my moeder.

"That is my mother."


should be"This" is my mother



Dale
Monday at 09:43 AM
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FYI

Hi guys

on lesson "Please in Afrikaans"

the slideshow for daardie English translation is wrong.

The Example is

Daardie is nie die regte plek nie.

"That is the right place."

The English should be "That is the wrong place"


Just saying !


Thanks Dale

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Monday at 01:47 AM
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Hallo Ashley


Dankie vir die sin. 👍


Remember to write "a" as " 'n ". The apostrophe befor the 'n'.


'n Lekker dag

A Nice day


Lekker dag

Zani

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Ashley
Thursday at 09:38 AM
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Gee asseblief vir my n'koffie met melk en suiker.


Please give me a coffee with milk and sugar.

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Monday at 06:36 PM
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Hi Amalia,


Thank you for your message!


Please feel free to post more sentences using the expressions taught in the lesson :wink:


If you have any doubts, please contact us.


Cristiane

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Amalia
Monday at 05:18 PM
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asseblief

Zani
Sunday at 01:39 PM
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Hallo Robert


You did it right! Great job.


Can you think of something in your daily life that you use a lot?


Gee asseblief vir my die suiker aan.

Please give me the sugar.


Lekker dag

Zani

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