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What are some Afrikaans words?

What are some Afrikaans words?

11 Beautiful Words That Will Make You Fall in Love with the Afrikaans Language

  • Geluksalig (che-luk-saa-lich) / blissful happiness.
  • Glimlag (chlim-lach) / smile.
  • Hartlam (hart-lam) / darling.
  • Kolwyntjie (kôl-vain-kie) / cupcake.
  • Ligsinnigheid (lich-sin-nich-hait) / frivolity.
  • Mooi (moy) / attractive.

What are 5 Spanish words?

Basic Spanish Words

  • Hola = Hello.
  • Adiós = Goodbye.
  • Por favor = Please.
  • Gracias = Thank you.
  • Lo siento = Sorry.
  • Salud = Bless you (after someone sneezes)
  • Sí = Yes.
  • No = No.

What are Spanish words that sound like English words called?

When you find words that are the same in both languages they are referred to as English-Spanish cognates. The proper definition of cognate is reserved for words that exist in two different languages and have the same root or origin.

What does Hosh mean in Afrikaans?

Hosh – “Hello”; also used before combat. Example in combat: Hosh, jy raak wys (“Hello, show me what you made of”). This gang-related word occurs inside as well as outside of prison: use at own discretion. lekker/lukka – “nice” [from Afrikaans].

How do you say my love in South Africa?

Valentine’s Day: How to say “I love you” in all 11 official languages of South Africa:

  1. Afrikaans: Ek is lief vir jou or ek het jou lief.
  2. English: I love you (for those who were struggling).
  3. Ndebele: Niyakutanda.
  4. Sepedi: Ke a go rata.
  5. Sesotho: Ke a go rata.
  6. Siswati: Ngiyakutsandza.
  7. Tshonga: Ndzakurhandza.

What Spanish words start with K?

Spanish words starting with K:

Spanish word meaning in English features
kilólitro kiloliter, kilolitre {m}
kilómetro kilometer {m}
kilómetro cuadrado square kilometer (US), square kilometre (UK) {m}
kilo kilo {m}

Is Carpeta a false cognate?

The first pair (carpet and carpeta) share a striking similarity both in terms of their spelling and pronunciation. When this happens, we are in the face of false cognates, that is, words that look and sound alike, but are not semantically equivalent. …

What cognates mean?

1 : of the same or similar nature : generically alike the cognate fields of film and theater. 2 : related by blood a family cognate with another also : related on the mother’s side. 3a : related by descent from the same ancestral language Spanish and French are cognate languages.

How is J pronounced in Afrikaans?

Afrikaans Pronunciation

Spelling IPA Approximate English pronunciation
j /j/ as in yes
oe /u/ as in boot
oei /ui/ oo and ee together
oo /uə/ oo and uh together

What is a spell in Afrikaans?

English to Afrikaans Meaning :: spell Spell : spel.