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Random Afrikaans Words and Phrases

If we don't yet have a category for certain Afrikaans words, then the translations go on this page.

Due to the nature of this page, it can seem pretty random, but have a gander down below and see what weird and wonderful new translations you'll learn today.

Note: Words in bold added during the last update. You can also view this list of random words and phrases from English to Afrikaans.

Random Afrikaans Words:

Af ➔ Down

Aggressiewe ➔ Aggressive

Aanmoedig ➔ Cheer

Boot ➔ Boat

Gelukkig ➔ Happy

Gryp ➔ Grab

Huis ➔ House

Jaar ➔ Year

Kyk ➔ Look

Luister ➔ Listen

Nag ➔ Night

Noord ➔ North

Soort ➔ Kind

Spook ➔ Ghost

Stadig ➔ Slow

Suid ➔ South

Vinnig ➔ Fast

Random Afrikaans Phrases:

Dit is 'n mooi dag, vandag ➔ It's a lovely day today

Ek is nie vralik nie ➔ I am not joyful (as in jolly)

Gelukkige verjaarsdag ➔ Happy birthday

Gese├źnde Kersfees ➔ Merry Christmas

Jy is 'n aap ➔ You are a monkey

Lekker ➔ Nice, cool (describing goodness, not temperature)

Lemoenesap ➔ Orange juice

*Random words list last updated: March 14, 2018.


Can you answer these questions about random Afrikaans words and phrases?

1. What is happy birthday in Afrikaans translation?

The Fine Print

I don't speak Afrikaans myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.

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