Example sentences for: afrikaans

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

  • 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).

  • Many of the Afrikaans words in DOSAE are similarly illustrated from examples involving bilingual word play by creative writers.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.


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