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Hello and Welcome! or Hallo en Welkom!

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Hello and Welcome! Hallo en Welkom!

I first fell in love with South Africa in 2011 when my now husband, a South African, took me to visit his home country.  South Africa and Afrikaans have both completely captured my heart, and so I have started this blog to create a place where I will post things about both Afrikaans and South Africa that I find interesting, and that will hopefully be of interest and help to others, and where learners and tutors of Afrikaans can come together and share ideas.  It is also a way of keeping myself accountable on my Afrikaans language learning journey.

Here is my introduction video, I hope you enjoy my blog,

Kelly parker 🙂

22 van my gunsteling Afrikaanse Intensiewe Vorme

I have also tried to put what the English equivalent would be, but for some of them I could not really think of a good word or saying that we have in English.  Please also feel free to comment with your own.

silwerskoon (clean as sliver) spotless 

blitsvinnig (lightening fast) as fast as lightening 

brandarm (very poor) dirt poor

Peodelnaked (naked as a poodle) stark naked

doodbang (dead scared) dead scared

doodernstig (dead serious) dead serious/deadly serious 

doodmaklik (dead easy) dead easy

haarfyn (hair fine) as thin as a thread

hemelhoog (high as heavens) heaven high

Veerlig (feather light) as light as a feather

papnat (sopping wet) sopping wet/soaking wet

peperduur (Expensive as peper) ridiculously expensive

perdfris (healthy as a horse) as healthy as a horse, fighting fit, as fit as a fiddle 

pikswart (pitch black) pitch black

prentjiemooi (picture pretty/picturesque) as pretty as a picture

splinternuut (brand new) brand new

Vuurwarm (fire warm) baking hot

Kliphard (hard as a rock) rock hard

stokdoof (deaf as a stick) stone deaf

Skatryk (rich as treasure) filthy rich

vingeralleen (lonely as a finger) all alone

Yskoud (ice cold) ice cold

Liedjies vir leer

Hallo! As gewone asseblief sê vir my wanneer my Afrikaans is nie korrek nie.  Ek waardeer dit en ek leer ‘n bietjie meer elke dag.  Ek Sukkel met die grammatika.

Wanneer ek ‘n taal leer ek hou daarvan om prêt te hê.  Liedjies is altyd baie prêt vir my en ek die woordeskat beter onthou as in ‘n storie of ‘n sin.

Ek hou van ou tradisionele liedjies en Afrikaans se pop liedjies ook.  Een van my gunsteling sangers is Nicholis Louw.  Ek is nie seeker hoe ‘n mens sê “they are very catchy” in Afrikaans so ek sal sê “Sy liedjies bly in my kop!” of “Sy liedjies sit in my kop!”.

Hier is ‘n skakel vir een van sy liedjies wat ek besig om te leer is.

In die volgende post sal ek praat oor my sukkel met Afrikaans se woorde as ‘n Engels eerste taal spreker.