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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?


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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