In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Many black South Africans don't speak and understand Afrikaans.
- I was raised in what used to be the first language of South Africa, Afrikaans.
- As an African American woman, this was a unique experience because historically this university only catered to White South Africans who spoke Afrikaans.
- He learnt Dutch and Afrikaans so as to translate accurately from diaries and clippings.
- While her mother tongue is Afrikaans, she speaks some Spanish and some Sesotho, learned while in Maseru.
- Listen to anybody in Lesotho speak Sesotho and you'll soon realise that everybody is speaking a mixture of English and Sesotho and Afrikaans.
- It blames the dominance of English and Afrikaans in official communication on the lack of a clearly defined language policy.
- Most computer software is only available in English and poorly supported in South Africa's second language, Afrikaans.
- The second main official language is Afrikaans.
- He came to southern Africa from Holland when he was eleven years old, and he speaks English, Afrikaans, and some Xhosa.
- She spoke Afrikaans, but has said she learned English by ‘copying the radio’.
- Namibia's most common language is Afrikaans, imported from white South Africa.
- As a further mark of its ethnic diversity, South Africa has 11 official languages, including Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, and Sotho.
- The leaflets have been published in seven of the eleven official language, namely: Afrikaans, Tsonga, Sesotho, Zulu, English, Venda and Xhosa.
- Brochures, written in Afrikaans, English, isiZulu, isiXhosa and Setswana, are available from all the city's clinics and hospitals.
- There are also some 13,000 persons of Asian descent in South Africa who speak Afrikaans as their native language.
- A colleague observed that the film should have been made in Afrikaans with subtitles, as the actors came alive when they spoke Afrikaans.
- As something distinct from the Dutch of Holland, with all the classic features so typical of Afrikaans today, Cape Dutch is believed to have come into being by the middle of the 18th century.
- Other elements in such a range of choices are the pidgins and Creoles of English in West Africa and of Afrikaans in South Africa and Namibia.
- Targeting students just out of nursing school, the hospitals believe South African staff will have an advantage in language skills, as Afrikaans is related to Dutch.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.