Afrikaans Nouns

Welcome to the third Afrikaans lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Afrikaans to help you practice your daily phrases.

potatoes
potatoes Audio
aartappels
tomatoes
tomatoes Audio
tamaties
onions
onions Audio
uie
carrots
carrots Audio
wortels
fruits
fruits Audio
vrugte
apples
apples Audio
appels
bananas
bananas Audio
piesangs
oranges
oranges Audio
lemoene

Nouns Grammar Rules

In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Afrikaans
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
Het jy melk? Audio
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
Ek het melk en koffie Audio
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
Hy het drie appels Audio
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
Sy het net een appel Audio
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
Ons woon in 'n klein huis Audio
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
Ek hou van ontbyt Audio

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread Audio
brood
milk
milk Audio
melk
butter
butter Audio
botter
cheese
cheese Audio
kaas
coffee
coffee Audio
koffie
sandwich
sandwich Audio
toebroodjie
meat
meat Audio
vleis
chicken
chicken Audio
hoender
fish
fish Audio
vis
breakfast
breakfast Audio
Ontbyt
lunch
lunch Audio
Middagete
dinner
dinner Audio
Aandete

Conversation in Afrikaans

Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Afrikaans
Do you speak (English/ Afrikaans)?
Praat jy (Engels/Afrikaans)? Audio
Just a little
Net 'n bietjie Audio
I like Afrikaans
Ek hou van Afrikaans Audio
Can I practice with you?
Kan ons saam oefen? Audio
How old are you?
Hoe oud is jy? Audio
I'm thirty three years old
Ek is 33 jaar oud Audio
It was nice talking to you
Dit was lekker om met jou te gesels Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Afrikaans. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Afrikaans Adjectives   Afrikaans Adjectives

Afrikaans Plural   Afrikaans Plural



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