How to form simple sentences in Afrikaans

How to form simple sentences in Afrikaans

You want to learn how to form simple sentences in Afrikaans? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Afrikaans lessons complete with useful examples. The house is big, the book is old... we make forming simple Afrikaans sentences easy.

Simple Afrikaans sentences

In a typical sentence in Afrikaans which uses the verb 'to be', the verb is placed between the subject and the attribute as in English. The verb 'to be' is 'is' in both the singular and the plural.


Die vrou is oud.
The woman is old.
Die vrou is hartseer.
The woman is sad.
Die vrou is pragtig.
The woman is beautiful.
Die vrou is gelukkig.
The woman is happy.
Die vrou is jonk.
The woman is young.
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About Afrikaans

About Afrikaans

Afrikaans is one of the 11 official languages of South Africa. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Afrikaans would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Afrikaans

Learn to get by in Afrikaans with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Afrikaans greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Alles reg ?
Everything okay ?
Hello !
Is jy oukei ?
Are you okay ?
Hoe gaan dit met jou ?
How are you doing ?
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You can learn Afrikaans in just 9 easy steps.

If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Afrikaans in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Afrikaans learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Afrikaans in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Afrikaans.

Step 10 : Simple sentences in Afrikaans

You've already learned so much in steps 1 to 9 and we'd like to help you learn even more with this bonus step. Learn the phrases Hierdie is 'n boek, Hierdie is 'n stoel and Hierdie is 'n deur (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases Die deur is groot and Die deur is klein (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases Die deure is groot and Die deure is klein (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple Afrikaans sentences including useful examples. Take everything you have learned so far and then teach yourself just a few new words each week. In this way, you'll soon be able to say 100's, if not 1000's of short phrases in Afrikaans. Give it a try yourself!

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Make the most of your trip to work by learning Afrikaans words and phrases on the way. With this audio CD, you'll learn 1000's of Afrikaans words & phrases in a very short time. The voice is in both Afrikaans and English. Just listen, absorb and enjoy! We are one of the few companies in the world offering a learn Afrikaans audio cd. If you have a CD player at home or in your car, this is the Afrikaans course for you.

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