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Afrikaans Greetings and Introductions

– Essential words and phrases to know –

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Learn the essentials of Afrikaans easily with this vocabulary list that contains all the most basic words and phrases used in Afrikaans for greetings and Introductions, with their english translations. If you’re a beginner, it will come in handy to review or learn Afrikaans by yourself before traveling, or if you want to enrich and improve your Afrikaans vocabulary to better express yourself in writing and speaking!

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ENGLISH AFRIKAANS
Hello Hallo
Good morning! Goeie more!
Good afternoon! Goeie middag!
Hi Hi
Good evening Goeienaand
Good night goeie nag
Sleep well lekker slaap
How are you? Hoe gaan dit?
I’m fine, thank you. Dit gaan goed dankie.
How about you? Wat van jou?
Nice to meet you. Aangename kennis.
Nice to meet you too. Lekker om jou ook te ontmoet.
Likewise eweneens
It’s good to see you. Dis goed om jou te sien.
Nice to see you again. Lekker om jou weer te sien.
Pleased to meet you. Bly te kenne.
How nice to see you! Hoe lekker om jou te sien!
What’s up? Wat is aan die gang?
What brings you here? Wat bring jou hier?
When you’re leaving
Goodbye Totsiens
I hope we’ll meet again. Ek hoop ons ontmoet weer.
I’ve got to go. Ek moet gaan.
It was good meeting you. Dit was goed om jou te ontmoet.
It was great seeing you again. Dit was wonderlik om jou weer te sien.
It was great to catch up! Dit was wonderlik om in te haal!
See you again sometime. Sien jou weer een of ander tyd.
See you in the morning Sien jou in die oggend
See you later Sien jou later
See you soon Sien jou binnekort
See you tomorrow Sien jou môre
See you tonight Sien jou vanaand
Sleep well lekker slaap
Take care. Pas jou op.
Other greetings
Bless you Gesondheid
Cheers! Cheers!
Farewell Vaarwel
Good luck! Sterkte!
Talk to you soon Praat gou weer met jou
Welcome Welkom
Well done! Wel gedaan!

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