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Hi all, non SA member here, have a few SA close friends and my wife and I are headed to SA for a week in March. Have started to try and learn a little Afrikaans. Loving the language an culture and just looking for extra ways to pick it up a little quicker. Also been enjoying some Afrikaans music even though I don't understand it all haha. Sure will add more as I go :)

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Welcome Benm80,

Where you visiting when you go to RSA?

Of course you probably learnt this one but easy place to start: "Thank you very much" in Afrikaans is Baie Dankie, pronounced "Buy a Donkey"

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Changed Baai to Baie, sorry Jordy
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Hi Benm80,

Will you be visiting Cape Town? Would like to meet if you do and maybe show you around a bit.

I will only speak Afrikaans !!!!

Welcome to contact me.

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This trip is a reward for my wife's work so just a week in sun city. It has certainly got me thinking though so I think a bigger trip will be planned for the future. I have heard the cape is awesome and the culture something that must be seen.

My friends think it's hilarious as a non Afrikaner how much I enjoys some baie lekker liedjies

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This trip is a reward for my wife's work so just a week in sun city. It has certainly got me thinking though so I think a bigger trip will be planned for the future. I have heard the cape is awesome and the culture something that must be seen.

My friends think it's hilarious as a non Afrikaner how much I enjoys some baie lekker liedjies

Nice one Ben! Maybe see if you can extend the trip by a week and fly down to CT and take Danie up on his offer. You should have a great time with your AUD. Another thing to consider is to use Melatonin on the plane so your jetlag is short. You won't want to be asleep if you only have a week. Have fun! Edited by Bronwyn&Co
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Hi Ben

I'm sure you're going to love Sun City. I'm a pommie, South African, Australian so my Afrikaans isn't very hot, so well done you for giving it a go.

Just remember there are also some great South African rock bands too :)

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As far as music goes , so far some favourites are Bok van Blerk, Theuns Jordaan and Bobby van Jarsveld. Love to hear suggestions of others to check out.

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Ben,

I can't decide whether to have you committed or to give you my SA citizenship. :P

There is something very wrong with a non-Saffa liking that type of music. ;)

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Ben,

I can't decide whether to have you committed or to give you my SA citizenship. :P

There is something very wrong with a non-Saffa liking that type of music. ;)

As I said my Saffa mates do think I am very odd or wondering if " mal " may suit better :)

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On a side note was curious if there were any Afrikaans speaking people who may work in the CBD of melbourne and be interested in coffee or lunch, sodat ek kan leer 'n bietjie afrikaans

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My friends think it's hilarious as a non Afrikaner how much I enjoys some baie lekker liedjies

Hi Benm,

Watch this. You might even learn some Afrikaans in it. CAUTION: Contains foul language

EDIT: On second thoughts dont watch it. I feel bad for even subjecting you to this part of South African culture.

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Hahahaha what on earth did I just watch ?? I can't believe these guys aren't doing promo work for tourism South Africa hahaha

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Ben

Cutting Jade, Sugardrive, Wonderboom, Seether (was Saron Gas in RSA but have hit it big as Seether in the US), Prime Circle, ................

Far better you listen and discover what you like http://www.musicreview.co.za/2011/06/02/best-south-african-rock-band-of-the-past-decade/


Hahahaha what on earth did I just watch ?? I can't believe these guys aren't doing promo work for tourism South Africa hahaha

Hey Die Antwoord were here in Australia at either the Big Day Out or some other big festival last year or the year before.....lol

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Hahahaha what on earth did I just watch ?? I can't believe these guys aren't doing promo work for tourism South Africa hahaha

They are a music group called Die Antwoord. Most of us South Africans cringe when we see their work but they have quite a following.

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I don't know whether to laugh or cry - I've seem families like that - not quite as maxed out as that was, though.

Chick had a magic hairstyle ...... ;)

That was hilarious.

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After looking at their videos, I'm not quite as amused as I was - if that crap is popular, I'm stocking up on Black Sabbath, and all the Deep Purples I missed.

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I think it is more performance art or some sort of social experiment ( Ninja calls it 'documentary fiction" and 'exaggerated experience'), before he was Ninja, Watkin Tudor Jones (his real name) was knpwn as Waddy, MC Totally Radd and Max Normal, among other names.

I saw him at Oppikoppi and Splashy Fen several times when he was Max Normal..................in those days Yolandi was called 'Anica the snuffling'......................................just a reminder to not take it too seriously :)

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Eish, I must be way to old for this!

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*correction, most saffers don't cringe when Die Antwoord is mentioned, they puke. :P

(kidding)

Dude, you are rocking the afrikaans. Will tell you what my mom always told us: tyd, wyse, plek. So time reference (vandag, more, gister, etc) comes first, then tense (future, past, present etc), then the place comes last ;) syntax help :)

You won't need to be fully fluent but I'm sure people will appreciate your effort and you will get lots of smiles and happy faces.

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To get back to Die Antwoord - was that chick's hairstyle a "mullette"?

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Her name is Yolandi Vi$$er and I luv her ;-)

No, seriously, it is all tongue-in-cheek and designed to shock. They have a big following in Europe. I bought their CD here in Aus and I love it, but I don't play it with the kids in the car, lol, too embarrassing. I like that it's completely different and they just don't care. Trust me it's catchy.

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