Afrikaans Vocabulary

If you're trying to learn Afrikaans Vocabulary you will find some useful resources including a course about vocabulary and 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 Vocabulary

Learning the Afrikaans Vocabulary displayed below is vital to the language. Afrikaans vocabulary is the set of words you should be familiar with. A vocabulary usually grows and evolves with age, and serves as a useful and fundamental tool for communication and acquiring knowledge. Here are some examples:

English VocabularyAfrikaans Vocabulary
VocabularyWoordeskat
CountriesLande
AustraliaAustralië
CambodiaKambodia
CanadaKanada
ChinaChina
EgyptEgipte
EnglandEngeland
FranceFrankryk
GermanyDuitsland
GreeceGriekeland
IndiaIndië
IndonesiaIndonesië
ItalyItalië
JapanJapan
MexicoMexico
MoroccoMarokko
PeruPeru
SpainSpanje
ThailandThailand
USAVerenigde State van Amerika
LanguagesTale
ArabicArabies
ChineseChinees
EnglishEngels
FrenchFrans
GermanDuits
GreekGrieks
HebrewHebreeus
HindiHindi
ItalianItaliaans
JapaneseJapannees
KoreanKoreaans
LatinLatyns
RussianRussies
SpanishSpaans
UrduOerdoe
DaysDae
MondayMaandag
TuesdayDinsdag
WednesdayWoensdag
ThursdayDonderdag
FridayVrydag
SaturdaySaterdag
SundaySondag
timetyd
houruur
minuteminuut
secondsekonde

List of Vocabulary in Afrikaans

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

English VocabularyAfrikaans Vocabulary
Vocabulary
colorskleure
blackswart
blueblou
brownbruin
graygrys
greengroen
orangeoranje
purplepers
redrooi
whitewit
yellowgeel
sizesgroottes
biggroot
deepdiep
longlank
narrownou
shortkort
smallklein
talllank
thickdik
thindun
widewyd
tastessmaak
bitterbitter
freshvars
saltysout
soursuur
spicypikant
sweetsoet
qualitieskwaliteite
badslegte
cleanskoon
darkdonker
difficultmoeilik
dirtyvuil
drydroog
easymaklik
emptyleeg
expensiveduur
fastvinnig
foreignbuitelands
fullvol
goodgoed
hardhard
heavyswaar
inexpensivegoedkoop
lightlig
localplaaslike
newnuwe
noisylawaaierig
oldoud
powerfulkragtig
quietstil
correctkorrek / reg
slowstadig
softsag
verybaie
weakswak
wetnat
wrongverkeerd
youngjonk
foodvoedsel / kos
almondsamandels
breadbrood
breakfastOntbyt
butterbotter
candylekkers
cheesekaas
chickenhoender
cuminkomyn
dessertnagereg
dinneraandete
fishvis
fruitvrugte
ice creamroomys
lamblam
lemonsuurlemoen
lunchmiddagete
mealmaaltyd
meatvleis
ovenoond
pepperpeper
plantsplante
porkvark
saladslaai
saltsout
sandwichtoebroodjie
sausagewors
soupsop
sugarsuiker
supperaandete
turkeykalkoen
appleappel
bananapiesang
orangeslemoene
peachesperskes
peanutgrondboonjie
pearspere
pineapplepynappel
grapesdruiwe
strawberriesaarbeie
vegetablesvrugte
carrotwortel
cornmielie
cucumberkomkommer
garlicknoffel
lettuceblaarslaai
olivesolywe
onionsuie
pepperspepers
potatoesaartappels
pumpkinpampoen
beansbone
tomatoestamaties
alligatorkrokodil
alligatorsAlligators
bearbeer
bearsbere
birdvoël
birdsvoëls
bullbul
bullsbulle
catkat
catskatte
cowkoei
cowskoeie
deerbok
many deerbokke
doghond
dogshonde
donkeydonkie
donkeysdonkies
eaglearend
eaglesarende
elephantolifant
elephantsolifante
giraffekameelperd
giraffeskameelperde
goatbok
goatsbokke
horseperd
horsesperde
lionleeu
lionsleeus
monkeyaap
monkeysape
mousemuis
micemuise
rabbithaas / konyn
rabbitshase / konyne
snakeslang
snakesslange
tigertier
tigerstiere
wolfWolf
wolveswolwe
objectsvoorwerpe
bathroombadkamer
bedbed
bedroomslaapkamer
ceilingplafon
chairstoel
clothesklere
coatjas
cupbeker
deskBalie
dressrok
floorvloer
forkvurk
furnituremeubels
glassglas
hathoed
househuis
inkink
jacketbaadjie
kitchenkombuis
knifemes
lamplamp
letterbrief
mapkaart
newspaperkoerant
notebooknota boek
pantsbroek
paperpapier
penpen
pencilpotlood
pharmacyapteek
pictureprent, foto
platebord
refrigeratoryskas
restaurantrestaurant
roofdak
roomkamer
rugmat
scissorsskêr
shampoosjampoe
shirthemp
shoesskoene
soapseep
sockssokkies
spoonlepel
tabletafel
toilettoilet
toothbrushtandeborsel
toothpastetandepasta
towelhanddoek
umbrellasambreel
underwearonderklere
wallmuur
walletbeursie
windowvenster
telephonetelefoon
thishierdie
thatdit
thesehierdie
thosedaai / daardie
Questions
how?hoe?
what?wat?
who?wie?
why?hoekom? / waarom?
where?waar?
different objectsverskillende voorwerpe
artkuns
bankbank
beachstrand
bookboek
by bicycleop die fiets / met die fiets
by busper bus / met die bus
by carmet die motor
by trainper trein
cafekafee
countryland
desertwoestyn
dictionarywoordeboek
earthaarde
flowersblomme
footballsokker
forestbos
gamespel
gardentuin
geographyaardrykskunde
historygeskiedenis
househuis
islandeiland
lakemeer
librarybiblioteek
mathwiskunde
moonmaan
mountainberg
moviesfilms / flieks
musicMusiek
ocean oceaan
officekantoor
on footte voet
playerspeler
riverrivier
sciencewetenskap
seasee
skyhemel / lug
soccersokker
starssterre
supermarketsupermark
swimming poolswembad
theaterteater
treeboom
weatherweer
bad weatherslegte weer
cloudybewolk
coldkoue
coolkoel
foggymistig
hotwarm
nice weathermooi weer
pouringgietende reën
rainreën
rainingreën
snowsneeu
snowingsneeu
iceys
sunnysonnig
windywinderig
springlente
summersomer
autumnherfs
winterwinter
peoplemense
aunttante
babybaba
brotherbroer
cousinneef
daughterdogter
dentisttandarts
doctordokter
fathervader
grandfatheroupa
grandmotherouma
husbandman
mothermoeder
nephewneef
niecenig
nurseverpleegster
policemanpolisieman
postmanpostbode
professorprofessor
sonseun
teacheronderwyser
uncleoom
wifevrou

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