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Learn Afrikaans

Afrikaans , spoken in South Africa, is originally based on Dutch. It is said to be one of the easiest languages to learn due to its relatively simple grammar system. It’s roots are in West Germanic language so it shares many similarities to other languages in this family, such as Dutch, German, Frisian, and even Scots. Use uTalk to start learning the essentials- including, of course, 'braaistel' (barbecue)!§

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Fun facts about Afrikaans

There's an Afrikaans expression 'moenie die hoender ruk nie'- literally don’t shake the chicken- which means don’t overdo it!

The sportswear brand Reebok is named after the Afrikaans word for an antelope, rooibok.

The words aardvark, trek and commando all come from Afrikaans.

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