Afrikaans Grammar

The Afrikaans grammar allows you to manipulate the vocabulary to obtain multiple forms of a word. The grammatical rules below are the most important in Afrikaans and help connect words or shape the structure. We start with the prepositions:

And: en  Audio Under: onder  Audio
Before: voordat  Audio After: na  Audio
Inside: binne  Audio Outside: buite  Audio
With: met  Audio But: maar  Audio
For: vir  Audio From: van  Audio
To: tot  Audio In: In  Audio


Questions and Adverbs

To ask questions, use the following:

What?: wat?  Audio Who?: wie?  Audio
How?: hoe?  Audio Why?: hoekom?  Audio
Where?: waar?  Audio

Some of the most important time adverbs:

Never: nooit  Audio Rarely: selde  Audio
Sometimes: soms  Audio Usually: gewoonlik  Audio
Always: altyd  Audio Very: baie  Audio


Most commonly used pronouns in Afrikaans:

I: Ek  Audio You: jy  Audio
He: hy  Audio She: sy  Audio
We: ons  Audio They: hulle  Audio

To express the possession of something [possessive form]:

My: my  Audio Your: jou  Audio
His: sy  Audio Her: haar  Audio
Our: ons  Audio Their: hul  Audio

Grammar in a sentence

Some random verbs to show how it's being used:

I speak English: Ek praat Engels  Audio
You speak French: Jy praat Frans  Audio
He speaks German: Hy praat Duits  Audio
She speaks Italian: Sy praat Italiaans  Audio
I visited France: Ek het Frankryk besoek  Audio
I will drink milk: Ek sal melk drink  Audio


Some extra grammatical structures:

I understand you: Ek verstaan jou  Audio
I don't understand you: Ek verstaan ​​jou nie  Audio
I don't speak French: Ek praat nie Frans nie  Audio
This is my house: Dit is my huis  Audio
That restaurant is far: Daardie restaurant is ver  Audio
No problem: geen probleem  Audio

The above Afrikaans grammar can provide tools to use in coordination with the Afrikaans vocabulary to obtain some popular Afrikaans phrases.

Afrikaans Phrases

Afrikaans Vocabulary


Did you know? Grammar can help you increase your vocabulary dramatically. Grammar is like a tool which helps you manipulate words in a sentence by changing the shape and location of a word to create something new out of the old one.