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Greetings in Afrikaans

Need to greet someone in Afrikaans? This page should help!

See below for some hellos and goodbyes in Afrikaans. There's also a few timely greetings which can be said during certain hours of the day.

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

Hello in Afrikaans:

Haai ➔ Hi

Hallo ➔ Hello

Welkom ➔ Welcome

Timely Greetings:

Goeie môre ➔ Good morning

Goeie middag ➔ Good afternoon

Goeie naand ➔ Good evening

Nice to Meet You:

Aangename kennis. ➔ Pleased to meet you. (Formal)

Lekker om jou te ontmoet. ➔ Pleased to meet you. (Informal)

Goodbye in Afrikaans:

Tot siens ➔ Good bye

Voerspoort ➔ Farewell

Lekker dag! ➔ Have a nice day!

*Greetings last updated: March 14, 2018.


Can you answer these questions about Afrikaans greetings?

1. How do you say goodbye in Afrikaans?
2. How do you say farewell in Afrikaans?
3. What is the translation of hello in Afrikaans?
4. What is the English meaning of voerspoort?
5. How do you say good evening in Afrikaans?


As most 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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