Afrikaans Questions

If you're trying to learn Afrikaans Questions you will find some useful resources including a course about Questions and interrogative expressions... 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 Questions

Learning the Afrikaans Questions displayed below is vital to the language. Afrikaans questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ...

Grammar Tips:

In Afrikaans, there are many ways that are used in a question to get a yes or no answer, and they are the following:

-Hoe: Hoe laat is dit?  (What is the time?)

-Wat: Wat is sy naam? (What is his name?)

-Wanneer:  Wanneer kom sy terug? (When will she return?)

-WaarWaar woon hy? (Where does he live?)

 

You can also use a question mark at the end of an Afrikaans sentence to imply a question, e.g. Is jy laat? (Are you late?).

 

Het sy vrye tyd?  (Does she have free time?) Ja  (Yes) or Nee (No) or Miskien (Maybe)


Here are some examples:

English QuestionsAfrikaans Questions
QuestionsVrae
how?hoe?
what?wat?
who?wie?
why?hoekom? / waarom?
where?waar?

Notice the structure of the Questions in Afrikaans.

List of Questions in Afrikaans

Below is a list of the Questions and interrogative expressions in Afrikaans placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Afrikaans vocabulary.

English QuestionsAfrikaans Questions
where is he?waar is hy?
what is this?Wat is dit?
why are you sad?waarom is jy treurig?
how do you want to pay?hoe wil jy betaal?
can I come?kan ek kom?
is he sleeping?slaap hy?
do you know me?Ken jy my?
do you have my book?het jy my boek?
how big is it?hoe groot is dit?
can I help you?kan ek jou help?
can you help me?kan jy my help?
do you speak English?Praat jy Engels?
how far is this?hoe ver is dit?
what time is it?watter tyd is dit? / hoe laat is dit?
how much is this?hoeveel is dit? / hoeveel kos dit?
what is your name?Wat is jou naam?
where do you live?waar woon jy?

Questions and interrogative expressions have a very important role in Afrikaans. Once you're done with Afrikaans Questions, 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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