In Afrikaans, “You’re welcome” is Dit is ‘n plesier.. It literally means “It’s a pleasure.” Let’s break it down by syllable.
How do you say greeting in South Africa?
10 ways to say ‘hello’ to a South African
- Howzit – A traditional South African greeting that translates roughly as “How are you?” or simply “Hello”.
- Heita – An urban and rural greeting used by South Africans. …
- Aweh – A South African slang word used to acknowledge something or greet someone and is mainly used in the coloured community.
How do you respond to Baie Dankie?
Literally, this phrase means “Happily done” or “I did it with pleasure”. So when someone saying Dankie to you, you can simply reply with: Dit is ‘n plesier. If you’re not sure about whether to use Dankie and baie dankie, keeping it simple is always your safest bet.
How do you say hello my friend in South Africa?
5- Hallo daar! This informal, very cordial greeting translates as: “Hi there!” You can also consider this a way of saying, “Hello, my friend” in Afrikaans. Use it this way: Afrikaans: Hallo daar!
What do South Africans say for cheers?
|Afrikaans (South Africa)||Gesondheid||Ga-zont-hite|
|Albanian||Gëzuar, Shendeti tuaj||Geschaur, Shendettee tu-aye|
|Arabic/Egyptian||Fi sahitak||Figh sa hee’ tik|
|Argentina, Bolivia (Latin American) (Spanish)||Salud y amor y tiempo para disfrutarlo||salood ee ahmor’ ee tee-empo parra dis-fru-tar-lo|
How do you say no in South Africa?
Say nee in Afrikaans to say no.
Afrikaans is one of the languages of South Africa.
How do you say goodbye in South Africa?
In typical South African multi-purpose style, ‘aweh’ can also mean ‘goodbye’ or ‘yes’.
What is Baie Dankie?
It means “Thank you, sir.” Say “Thank you” or baie dankie then add the word meneer which means “sir” or “mister.” With a female speaker, you can say Baie dankie mevrou which means “Thank you, madam.”
What language is Dankie?
Say Thank You
|Australian English||ta (informal)|
|Chinese, Cantonese||do jeh||daw-dyeh|
What is I love you in South Africa?
Valentine’s Day: How to say “I love you” in all 11 official languages of South Africa: Afrikaans: Ek is lief vir jou or ek het jou lief. English: I love you (for those who were struggling).
How do you say cool in SA?
Kief [kif], derived from Arabic (kayf), means cool, great, awesome or neat.
What does Eish mean in South Africa?
Eish, pronounced aysh
A colloquial expression derived from Xhosa, “eish” is an exclamation of disbelief, disapproval or regret. Example: Eish, I can’t believe I am late again!
How do you say hello in South Africa?
- Zulu: Sawubona (Hello)
- Xhosa: Molo (Hello)
- Afrikaans: Hallo (Hello)
- English: Hello.
What does Dala mean?
‘ Delicious Durban lingo: Dala (dah-lah): This one is tricky, because it has more than one meaning. It could mean ‘fight’, ‘to kiss’ or ‘to do’. The most common phrase used is “Dala what you must” that means “do what you must”
What does WENA mean in South Africa?
Wena. (Weh-nah) – meaning you, often used to express anger. From the isiZulu/isiXhosa word ‘wena’ meaning ‘you’