Learn Afrikaans

I would like to welcome you to the Afrikaans lessons. I'm here to help you learn Afrikaans, by going step by step. All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists, and everything else that you see below.

You can either choose a random lesson below or start with me lesson by lesson. If so, let's start with the alphabet.

You can either pick a lesson from the table above, or read more about this beautiful language.





South Africa, Namibia and to a lesser extent in Botswana and Zimbabwe


6.82 million natives and 15-23 million (total)

Official in:

South Africa


Afrikaans originates from 17th century Dutch dialects of the mainly Dutch settlers, that further developed in South Africa.

There is a large degree of mutual intelligibility between the two languages-especially in written form-although it is easier for Dutch-speakers to understand Afrikaans than the other way around.


Afrikaans Map

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