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Learn Afrikaans Language


South Africa has eleven official languages - Afrikaans, English, Southern Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu - all technically equal with other, although some are more widely spoken than others. Additionally there are eight other recognized but non-official languages (Fanagalo, Khoe, Lobedu, Nama, Northern Ndebele, Phuthi, San and South African Sign Language), and also significant populations in the country who speak other European (especially German, Greek and Portuguese), or South Asian (especially Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu) languages.

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Software for Learning Afrikaans

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Books for Learning Afrikaans

Here are some books about learning to speak Afrikaans:

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Colloquial Afrikaans: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series (Book Only))

By Bruce Donaldson

imusti
Released: 2015-07-05
Paperback (284 pages)

Colloquial Afrikaans: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series (Book Only))
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Colloquial Afrikaans provides a step-by-step course in Afrikaans as it is written and spoken in South Africa and Namibia today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Afrikaans in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Key features include:

• progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

• structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar

• an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises

• realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios

• useful vocabulary lists throughout the text

• additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Afrikaans will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Afrikaans.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Learn Afrikaans - Level 1: Introduction to Afrikaans: Volume 1: Lessons 1-25

By Innovative Language Learning LLC

Innovative Language Learning, LLC
Audible Audiobook

Learn Afrikaans - Level 1: Introduction to Afrikaans: Volume 1: Lessons 1-25
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Absolutely new to Afrikaans? Don't know where to start?

Welcome to Introduction to Afrikaans, Volume 1.

Before you take that trip to South Africa, get a solid foundation of Afrikaans first!

Master the basics of Afrikaans conversation the fun, fast. and easy way!

Start speaking Afrikaans in minutes, and learn key vocabulary, phrases, and grammar in just minutes more with Introduction to Afrikaans. Our native Afrikaans hosts break down all the sentences, grammar, and more in a simple, easily understandable way! This isn't stale textbook material - it's fun, effective, and practical! You learn basic beginner Afrikaans conversation that you can use immediately! What you get in Introduction to Afrikaans:

  • Downloadable PDF with 90+ pages of Afrikaans learning material
  • Twenty-five audio lesson tracks (over 2.5 hours of Afrikaans lessons)
  • Five audio review tracks (practice new words and phrases)
  • Five audio dialog tracks (read along while you listen)

Interactive. Effective. And fun!

Discover or rediscover how much fun learning a language can be with the future of language learning.

Try this audiobook and start speaking Afrikaans instantly!

Afrikaans Language: The Afrikaans Phrasebook

By Jan Kotze

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (68 pages)

Afrikaans Language: The Afrikaans Phrasebook
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This guide to Afrikaans language collects the most common Afrikaans phrases and expressions. This phrasebook includes greetings, food items, directions, sightseeing and many other categories of expressions that will help you when traveling to Afrikaans speaking parts of the world. All of the expressions are transliterated in English with labeled stress enabling any English speaker to pronounce the words with reasonable accuracy. Native Afrikaans spelling is also including This phrasebook is a must for anyone planning a trip to an Afrikaans speaking part of the world or just to study the language.

Learn Afrikaans Ja: Notebook for Language Enthusiasts, Blank Lined Paper for Students, 6" x 9", 110 pages

By Positively Pessimist

Independently published
Paperback (110 pages)

Learn Afrikaans Ja: Notebook for Language Enthusiasts, Blank Lined Paper for Students, 6" x 9", 110 pages
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For those who just love the thrill of learning a new language. Use this little notebook to jot down all that new vocabulary, make notes of all the new grammar rules and get conjugating (Correctly...where appropriate). Merry language learning. :)

My First Afrikaans Fruits & Snacks Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books for Kids (Teach & ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)

By Earleen S.

Independently published
Paperback (37 pages)

My First Afrikaans Fruits & Snacks Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books for Kids (Teach & ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)
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Did you ever want to teach your kids Fruits & Snacks in Afrikaans ?

Learning Afrikaans can be fun with this picture book.

In this book you will find the following features:

  • Afrikaans Fruits & Snacks Names.
  • Colorful Pictures of Fruits & Snacks.
  • English Fruits & Snacks Names.

My First Afrikaans People, Relationships & Adjectives Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)

By Earleen S.

Independently published
Paperback (37 pages)

My First Afrikaans People, Relationships & Adjectives Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)
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Did you ever want to teach your kids People, Relationships & Adjectives in Afrikaans ?

Learning Afrikaans can be fun with this picture book.

In this book you will find the following features:

  • Afrikaans People, Relationships & Adjectives Names.
  • Colorful Pictures of People, Relationships & Adjectives.
  • English People, Relationships & Adjectives Names.

My First Afrikaans Words for Communication Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books for Kids ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)

By Earleen S.

Independently published
Paperback (35 pages)

My First Afrikaans Words for Communication Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books for Kids ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)
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Did you ever want to teach your kids Words for Communication in Afrikaans ?

Learning Afrikaans can be fun with this picture book.

In this book you will find the following features:

  • Afrikaans Words for Communication Names.
  • Colorful Pictures of Words for Communication.
  • English Words for Communication Names.

My First Afrikaans Alphabets Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books for Kids (Teach & Learn ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)

By Earleen S.

Independently published
Paperback (27 pages)

My First Afrikaans Alphabets Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books for Kids (Teach & Learn ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)
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Did you ever want to teach your kids the basics of Afrikaans ?

Learning Afrikaans can be fun with this picture book.

In this book you will find the following features:

  • Afrikaans Alphabets.
  • Afrikaans Words.
  • English Translations.

Afrikaans Phrasebook: The Ultimate Afrikaans Phrasebook for Travelers and Beginners (Audio Included)

By Afrikaans Mastery

Afrikaans Mastery
Released: 2016-03-09
Kindle Edition (86 pages)

Afrikaans Phrasebook: The Ultimate Afrikaans Phrasebook for Travelers and Beginners (Audio Included)
 
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Learn Afrikaans FAST with the Ultimate Afrikaans Phrasebook for Travel and Beginners!


Now you can quickly and easily master more than 1,000 Afrikaans words and phrases for travel and beginners with this breakthrough new book! Learn proper pronunciation with the included .mp3 audio lessons, and get prepared for your upcoming travels to South Africa and Namibia!

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Teach Yourself Afrikaans

By Helena van Schalkwyk

Struik Lifestyle
Released: 2012-05-03
Kindle Edition (321 pages)

Teach Yourself Afrikaans
 
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This completely revised and updated edition of Teach Yourself Afrikaans is for all those who seek to communicate in Afrikaans It has been written for students with no previous experience or knowledge of the language, and is especially aimed at those who wish to study at home. The grammar, syntax and vocabulary of Afrikaans are introduced in carefully graded stages, and are illustrated with examples and exercises. Spoken Afrikaans is also given close attention, with examples of everyday conversations, and a detailed section on pronunciation. By working through the exercises and examples in this book, the student will gain a good basic knowledge of Afrikaans as it is spoken every day.



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