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    Is anyone fluent in Afrikaans on here?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1CmFKj_Y08

    Okay I didn't get the youtube vid to play on here, so here is the link. I find it hilarious XD
    If you only knew what he sang XD lmao :woo:
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    My mother is. Never taught it to me a child, though. :bawling:
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    I wish, just came back for South Africa, loved the language. I could understand patches of it 'cause of German but would love to be fluent.
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    (Original post by .ACS.)
    My mother is. Never taught it to me a child, though. :bawling:
    aw shame, BUT you are never too old to learn something new! :P :woo:
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    (Original post by Deutsch_Beth)
    I wish, just came back for South Africa, loved the language. I could understand patches of it 'cause of German but would love to be fluent.
    hm that's interesting! I am fluent in Dutch myself and understand Afrikaans pretty well I think
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    (Original post by Pop_tart)
    hm that's interesting! I am fluent in Dutch myself and understand Afrikaans pretty well I think
    Yeah it was pretty cool, I didnt expect it at all. I hear Dutch and Afrikaans are reaaaly similar though, right?
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    For some reason a lot of teachers in my school were South African one tempt teacher taught me

    "hoe yoe back" and "blastil"... excuse me for not actually writing it properly... haha
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    Teehee we learnt "Ombascof da maisie" which means rude little girl
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    (Original post by Deutsch_Beth)
    Yeah it was pretty cool, I didnt expect it at all. I hear Dutch and Afrikaans are reaaaly similar though, right?
    yes, I can communicate with someone who speaks Afrikaans fairly easy actually, sure there are certain words that are completely different but that wouldn't matter that much if you understand the context of the conversation. Now, Afrikaans did derive from Dutch..

    Afrikaans sounds funny to a lot of Dutch people as the words they sometimes use do make sense but just sound really funny. It's difficult to give examples really but I hope you get my point
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    No, wish I did.
    I lived in south Africa for a few years when I was young but I didn't pick up any. All the people I hugn around with pretty much spoke English.

    Although I did come back to the UK with a strong South accent.
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    These are the lyrics:

    Hoender song
    Hoender
    So nader aan die huis..
    Ryk ek daai lekker vleis
    ahoelala(x2)
    Tamaties en uiwe, gee die pot 'n lekker flavour
    Ahoelala(x2)
    'n Hoender wat nie kekkel nie
    se eiers smaak nie lekker nie
    Ahoelala(x2)
    'n Hoender wat nie kekkel nie
    se eiers smaak nie lekker nie
    Ahoelala(x2)
    'n Slangetjie wat nie syl nie
    se magie word nie vuil nie
    'n Parratjie wat nie kwaak nie
    se bekkie word nie vaak nie
    Koor:
    'n Hoender wat nie kekkel nie
    se eiers smaak nie lekker nie
    'n Hoender wat nie kekkel nie
    se eiers smaak nie lekker nie
    Jy bly verniet
    jy was verniet
    jy eet verniet
    gebakte eiers
    skrabeld eiers
    Koor:
    'n Hoender wat nie kekkel nie
    se eiers smaak nie lekker nie
    'n Hoender wat nie kekkel nie
    se eiers smaak nie lekker nie


    I'm Dutch, so here's the beginning of it translated. I do have to warn you that it's all nonesense:

    Chicken
    So close to home
    Do I smell good meat?
    Tomatoes and unions give the dish a good flavour
    Ahoelala (x2)
    A chicken that doesn't cackle
    Its eggs don't taste good
    Ahoelala (x2)
    A chicken that doesn't cackle
    Its eggs don't taste good
    Ahoelala (x2)

    etc. etc.
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    LMAO that video is hilarious. I lived in South Africa until 2001 but I didn't even try to pick it up; most families are bilingual (well, to some degree), and they have TV soaps with dialogue in both languages, so unless you understand both you'll have trouble getting the jist of the story!
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    (Original post by lɪŋgwɪst)
    LMAO that video is hilarious. I lived in South Africa until 2001 but I didn't even try to pick it up; most families are bilingual (well, to some degree), and they have TV soaps with dialogue in both languages, so unless you understand both you'll have trouble getting the jist of the story!

    Yeah most people who speak Afrikaans also speak English so it's often not needed when you get there, as it is just easier to speak English as well.

    Thanks for the lyrics btw Claudia ! :P
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    Sorry to bring up a dead thread, but I speak Afrikaans and that song was hilarious.
 
 
 
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