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    Hi, I'm studying in Mexico City, and I´m in a english class. I have to find 2 expressions in the south africa english.
    If anybody reads this can help me with my assigment?

  • #2
    WELL, JUAN I DONT REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN BY SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH BECAUSE THE ENGLISH THAT IS SPOKEN IN SA IS THE SAME ENGLISH SPOKEN BY THE BRITISH.
    TRY TO BE SPECIFIC ON WHAT YOU'RE ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR. YOU DIDN'T TELL US WHAT THOSE EXPRESSIONS ARE IN YOUR ENGLISH SO THAT WE CAN TRANSLATE TO YOU IN SOUTH AFICAN ENGLISH AS YOU SAY.hAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

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    • #3
      I'm sorry. My english is not very good. What I trying to tell is if you have special expressions, like in the United States, they say:
      What's up >> and it means How are you?
      another one could be:
      Do you wanna go? >> it means Do you want to go?
      That kind of expressions I'm looking for.

      Well thank you anyway
      thanks for your time Shadel911.
      bye

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      • #4
        Did you want them in Afrikaans or in English?
        Let me know!
        awanamit

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        • #5
          Well u've come to right place! South African
          expressions!"HOWZIT?" That's all I can think of.I know alot in my language though, u might be interested, I dunno!

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          • #6
            s.a. expressions and words

            Juan:
            I live in Toronto, Canada but my family is in So. Africa so I hear it all the time. Plus I have been there about 20n times in my life.
            S.A. expressions include:
            Howzit....means how are you doing
            yaw ....means yes
            braai....babr-b-q
            tomato sauce.....ketchup
            what time should i fetch you? ...emasn what time should i pick you up?
            boot....trunk of car
            kombie....mini van
            coakies...markers
            tackies...running shoes (sneakers)
            rubber.....eraser
            sweets.....candies
            i hope this helps a bit...let me know

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            • #7
              some more

              What about:

              You check? = You see, you understand
              My china = My friend
              My tjommie = My pal
              My cherry = My girlfriend
              My bra = my brother (as in "bra-ther")
              an Oke = a fellow, a guy
              aish! = O my goodness!, Oh no!
              wêna! = You there!
              voertsek (pronounce "foot-sack") = go away, bugger off
              kuck = sh*t
              bliksem = hit (as in to "bliksem" someone) original meaning is lightning

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