Afrikaans Reading

If you're trying to practice your Afrikaans Reading then the page below should help. You will be able to sharpen your comprehension and understanding of the sample text below, which is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section is in Afrikaans and the second part is in English. 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 Reading

Read the following text very carefully and see what you can understand without looking at the English translation, and see what you understood from it, you can use our Afrikaans dictionary if you want.

Afrikaans Reading
Artikel 26
1. Elkeen het die reg tot opvoeding. Opvoeding sal gratis wees, ten minste in die elementêre en fundamentele stadiums. Elementêre opvoeding sal verpligtend wees. Tegniese en professionele opvoeding sal geredelik beskikbaar wees en ho‘r opvoeding sal net so geredelik op meriete beskikbaar wees.
2. Opvoeding sal gemik wees op die volle ontwikkeling van die menslike persoonlikheid en op die bevordering van respek vir menseregte en fundamentele vryheid. Dit sal begrip, verdraag-saamheid en vriendskap tussen alle nasies, rasse of etniese groepe bevorder, asook die aktiwiteite van die Verenigde Volke in die handhawing van vrede.
3. Ouers het die reg om te kies watter tipe opvoeding hulle kinders ontvang.
Artikel 27
1. Almal het die reg om vrylik aan die kulturele lewe van hul gemeenskap deel te neem, om die kunste te geniet en in wetenskaplike vooruitgang en voordele te deel.
2. Elkeen het die reg tot die beskerming van die morele en materi‘le belange wat spruit uit enige wetenskaplike, letterkundige of kunswerk deur hom geproduseer.

Below is the translation of the above text, check what you understood without the help of the dictionary, after reading the translation one time, go back up and read the Afrikaans text and see if you can recognize the more words this time.

English Translation

Article 26
1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
Article 27
1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.


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