Example sentences for: afrikaans

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

  • Furthermore, English is not the only colonial language of the territory, for since 1948 the ruling Afrikaner nationalists have promoted Afrikaans as an essential language for advancement in the public service.

  • That was where I learned to speak Afrikaans She is heel-temal tweetalig [totally bilingual] and ... studied art in Scotland.

  • 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 majority of Afrikaans items, however, are those which appear in written English sources, but rarely in colloquial South African English (even as spoken by Afrikaners).

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

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