Afrikaans Mistakes

This is a list of mistakes in Afrikaans. Helpful when trying to learn a new word. Also useful when there is a misunderstanding or confusion.

My French is bad: My Frans is swak
I need to practice my French: Ek moet my Frans oefen
Don't worry!: Moenie jou bekommer nie
Excuse me? : Ekskuus?
Sorry: Jammer! / Ekskuus!
No problem!: Als reg / Geen probleem
Can you repeat?: Herhaal asseblief?
Can you speak slowly?: Praat asseblief stadig
Write it down please!: Skryf dit asseblief!
I don't understand!: Ek verstaan nie!
Did you understand what I said?: Het jy verstaan wat ek gesê het?
What is this?: Wat is dit dié?
I don't know!: Ek weet nie!
What's that called in French?: Wat noem mens dit in Frans?
What does that word mean in English?: Wat beteken daardie woord in Engels?
How do you say "OK" in French?: Hoe sê mens "OK" in Frans?
Is that right?: Is dit reg?
Is that wrong?: Is dit verkeerd?
What should I say?: Wat moet ek sê?
What?: Wat?

These are some words from the above sentences that you might also need to use by themselves.

Mistake: Vergissing / fout
To speak: (om te) praat
Slowly: stadig
Quickly: gou / vinnig

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