Afrikaans Prepositions

Afrikaans Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Afrikaans Prepositions you will find some useful resources including a course about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... to help you with your Afrikaans grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Afrikaans. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Afrikaans Prepositions

Learning the Afrikaans Prepositions is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you practice the subject, the closer you get to mastering the Afrikaans language. But first we need to know what the role of Prepositions is in the structure of the grammar in Afrikaans.

Afrikaans prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsAfrikaans Prepositions
PrepositionsVoorsetsels
inside the housebinne in die huis
outside the carbuit die kar
with mesaam met my
without himsonder hom
under the tableonder die tafel
after tomorrowna môre
before sunsetvoor sononder
but I'm busymaar ek is besig

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Prepositions in Afrikaans has a logical pattern. Locate the Prepositions above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Afrikaans.

List of Prepositions in Afrikaans

Below is a list of the Time place and demonstrative pronouns in Afrikaans placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Afrikaans vocabulary.

English PrepositionsAfrikaans Prepositions
aboutoor
abovehierbo
acrossteenoor
afterna
againstteen
amongtussen
aroundrondom
assoos
atby
beforevoordat
behindagter
belowonder
beneathonder
besidelangs
betweentussen
beyondbuite
butmaar
bydeur
despiteten spyte van
downneer
duringgedurende
exceptbehalwe
forvir
fromvan
inIn
insidebinne
intoin
nearnaby
nextvolgende
ofvan
onop
oppositeteenoorgestelde
outuit
outsidebuite
overoor
perper
plusplus
roundrondom
sincesedert
thanas
throughdeur
tilltot
totot
towardna
underonder
unlikein teenstelling met
untiltotdat
upop
viadeur
withmet
withinbinnein
withoutsonder
two wordstwee woorde
according tovolgens
because ofweens / omdat
close tonaby
due toweens
except forbehalwe vir
far fromver van
inside ofbinnekant van
instead ofin plaas van
near tonaby aan
next tolangs aan
outside ofbuite
prior tovoor
three wordsdrie woorde
as far asso ver as
as well assowel as
in addition tobenewens
in front ofvoor
in spite often spyte van
on behalf ofnamens
on top ofbo op
demonstrative pronounsaanwijzend voorsetsels
thishierdie
thatdit
thesehierdie
thosedaai / daardie

Time place and demonstrative pronouns have a very important role in Afrikaans, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with Afrikaans Prepositions, you might want to check the rest of our Afrikaans lessons here: Learn Afrikaans. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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