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Random Afrikaans Words and Phrases (English to Afrikaans)

Any translations without a category end up on this page - ordered alphabetically by the English translation.

So much randomness down below, but if there comes a time when there's enough similar translations to warrant their own page, then they'll be moved accordingly.

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

Random Words (English to Afrikaans):

Aggressive ➔ Aggressiewe

Boat ➔ Boot

Cheer ➔ Aanmoedig

Down ➔ Af

Fast ➔ Vinnig

Ghost ➔ Spook

Grab ➔ Gryp

Happy ➔ Gelukkig

House ➔ Huis

Kind ➔ Soort

Listen ➔ Luister

Look ➔ Kyk

Night ➔ Nag

North ➔ Noord

Slow ➔ Stadig

South ➔ Suid

Year ➔ Jaar

Random Phrases (English to Afrikaans):

Happy birthday ➔ Gelukkige verjaarsdag

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

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

Merry Christmas ➔ Gese├źnde Kersfees

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

Orange juice ➔ Lemoenesap

You are a monkey ➔ Jy is 'n aap

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


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

1. How do you say happy birthday in Afrikaans translation?


As many of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak Afrikaans and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

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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