Example sentences for: afrikaans

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

  • 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.

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

  • The high proportion of Afrikaans words has frequently been singled out for comment by critics.

  • Other uncontroversial Afrikaans items include political and culinary terms widely used in South Africa, e.g., apartheid and biltong strips of sun-dried lean meat.

  • According to the Branfords' own calculations (made in 1988) the source languages for items in the DOSAE were 48 per cent Dutch/Afrikaans; 29 per cent English (i.e., neologisms); 11 per cent Bantu languages, and 12 per cent other.


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