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INTRODUCTION
There is so much to do and see in South Africa and there are times when access to some must-see places requires an admission ticket. So in this lesson, we're going to work on getting through the gate, as we'll look at buying tickets.
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In Afrikaans, "ticket" is kaartjie.
(slow) kaartjie
kaartjie
In Afrikaans, "One ticket, please" is Een kaartjie asseblief.
(slow) Een kaartjie asseblief.
Een kaartjie asseblief.
The first part is een kaartjie, which means, "a ticket."
(slow) een kaartjie
een kaartjie
Then we have asseblief, meaning "please."
(slow) asseblief
asseblief
So all together, we have Een kaartjie asseblief. which means ”One ticket, please."
For those who want to purchase tickets for a group, let's recap the numbers from one to ten.
"one" een
"two" twee
"three" drie
"four" vier
"five" vyf
"six" ses
"seven" sewe
"eight" agt
"nine" nege
"ten" tien
Using one of these numbers, you can say, "Three tickets, please.” for example. In Afrikaans, this is Drie kaartjies asseblief.
(slow) Drie kaartjies asseblief.
Drie kaartjies asseblief.
First, we have the number drie meaning ”three.”
(slow) drie
drie
Next, we have kaartjies, which is the nominative plural for "ticket."
(slow) kaartjies
kaartjies
The last word is asseblief meaning ”please.”
(slow) asseblief
asseblief
Altogether, we have Drie kaartjies asseblief. "Three tickets, please."
Sometimes, you will be asked to show your ticket not only at the entrance, so keep these admissions with you until you leave the place you are visiting. In that case, they will ask you…
kaartjies asseblief. This means, "Tickets, please."
(slow) kaartjies asseblief
kaartjies asseblief
It starts with the word kaartjie meaning ”tickets.”
(slow) kaartjie
kaartjie
Then we have asseblief meaning ”please.“
(slow) asseblief
asseblief
Altogether, we have kaartjies asseblief. “Tickets, please.”
Before we finish this lesson, let's now cover different types of tickets very quickly.
"ticket to the movies" bioskoopkaartjie
"ticket to the theater" teaterkaartjie
"ticket to the museum" museumkaartjie
"ticket to the exhibition" kaartjie vir die uitstalling

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