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

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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

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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


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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


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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.