Example sentences for: afrikaans

How can you use “afrikaans” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Slegs is one of the relatively few items marked in the DOSAE as Afrikaans, rather than English.

  • Ranch words of Mexican origin, besides ranch itself, are: rodeo, latigo `a long strap to fasten the cinch to a Western saddle,' corral (a word I could not find in an English dictionary, except in its Afrikaans form kraal, when I needed to know how to spell it some sixty years ago), bronc(o), palomino, buckeroo (which I have heard used only in fun), and chaps, to list a few that come to mind.

  • There is certainly a need for words of Afrikaans origin that recur in English texts (often for local color effect) to be glossed somewhere: a reference work like the DOSAE might be more convenient for readers than an Afrikaans or Xhosa or some other dictionary.

  • The authors themselves mention that some Afrikaans critics of earlier editions of this text felt that many entries were not really South African English.

  • Aardvark was borrowed from Afrikaans aard `earth' plus vark `pig,' the similarity being the snouts.

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