How to use personal pronouns in Afrikaans

How to use personal pronouns in Afrikaans

You want to learn how to use Afrikaans personal pronouns? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Afrikaans lessons complete with useful examples. I, you, he, she... we explain all you need to know about Afrikaans personal pronouns in bite-size lessons.

Afrikaans personal pronouns : I

A personal pronoun is what we call the English words 'I', 'you', 'he', 'she', 'we' and 'they'. Just like English, Afrikaans has a set of personal pronouns. The Afrikaans word for 'I' is 'ek'. The word 'ek' is generally used as the subject of a verb ('I go', 'I see', 'I work' etc.). The Afrikaans word for 'me' is generally 'my'. The word 'my' is typically used with prepositions.


ek ook nie
me neither
ek ook
me too
slegs ek
just me
en ek ?
and me ?
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Personal pronouns are what we call the words I, you, he, she, we and they. Learning personal pronouns is important in Afrikaans, but you don't need to learn them all at once. Focus instead on just three Afrikaans personal pronouns to get started. We suggest that you learn ek, jy and hulle (I, you, they). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Afrikaans personal pronouns including useful examples. Learn the three Afrikaans personal pronouns ek, jy and hulle by heart and then move on to Step 3 (the indefinite article in Afrikaans).

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