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INTRODUCTION
In the last lesson, we learned how to get a table at a restaurant, but listeners, please know that it can be difficult to get a seat, especially on the weekends. The best thing to do, without a doubt, is to make a reservation for the time you want to go and eat.
In this lesson, we'll cover making a reservation at a restaurant.
BODY
Normally, if you make a phone call in order to make a reservation for the evening you would say, "I would like to make a reservation for this evening." In Afrikaans, this is…
Ek wil graag ‘n tafel vir vanaand reserveer.
(slow) Ek wil graag ‘n tafel vir vanaand reserveer.
Ek wil graag ‘n tafel vir vanaand reserveer.
Let’s break this down.
The first phrase is Ek wil graag which means "I would like to."
Let's break it down by syllable.
(slow) Ek wil graag.
Ek wil graag.
The next two words are vir vanaand, which mean, "for tonight." Let's break these words down by syllable.
(slow) Vir van-aand.
Vir vanaand.
The next word is ‘n, which is equivalent to the article ”a,” in English.
(slow) ‘n
‘n
Next, we have tafel, which means, "table." Let's break it down.
(slow) Ta-fel.
Tafel.
Next, we have the infinitive, reserveer, meaning, "to book, to reserve." Let's break it down by syllable.
(slow) Re-ser-veer.
Reserveer
Let's recap the phrase one more time.
Ek wil graag ‘n tafel vir vanaand reserveer.
Normally, they'll ask you how many people are in the party and the time of the reservation.
"For how many people?" in Afrikaans is Vir hoeveel mense? Let's break it down by syllable.
(slow) Vir hoe-veel men-se?
Vir hoeveel mense?
Now let's imagine you are a party of two. In Afrikaans, you would say Vir twee, which in English means, "for two."
(slow) Vir twee.
Vir twee
Finally, let's see how they will ask you the time of your reservation. Vir hoe laat? This means ”At what time?” or literally “for how late." Let's break down these words and see them one more time.
(slow) Vir hoe laat?
Vir hoe laat?
Now, let's answer the question! Let's imagine you want to reserve a table at eight o'clock. in Afrikaans “at eight” is Om agt uur.
Let's break down these words and hear them one more time.
(slow) Om agt uur.
Om agt uur.

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Hi Listeners! Did you already go to a restaurant in South Africa?