Afrikaans is one of the worlds youngest languages and has around 8 million speakers. It is relatively easy for English speakers to acquire a working knowledge of Afrikaans due to its germanic origins. A working knowledge is of course different from having an appreciation of the subtleties and finer points.
Easy Afrikaans contains free online Afrikaans language courses. The lessons have audio recorded by native Afrikaans speakers.
Easy Afrikaans will help you to start to learn the Afrikaans language. It is aimed at beginner level language learners and anyone who plans to visit South Africa. Included are basic grammar lessons, simple words and phrases in the Afrikaans language as well as links to resources and further information about Afrikaans.
When you first start to learning Afrikaans (or any other language) it can be difficult to know where to begin. Start here will give you some ideas, and also how you can get the most from EasyAfrikaans.
As this is a site aimed at beginners to the language, we have filled it with Afrikaans phrases which we think will be useful to anyone who wants to start to learn Afrikaans .
If you only intend to learn a few words and phrases in total then try First words and General phrases.
Another way of improving your fluency, vocabulary and grammatical knowledge in one go, is by learning sentences.
There are 500 Afrikaans sentences with audio and flashcards, and a brief explanation of how learning sentences will improve your fluency.
There are many ways to learn vocabulary ranging from writing words out again and again to writing labels in Afrikaans on household items or associating Afrikaans words with English equivalents. Learning Afrikaans vocabulary gives some more suggestions.
There are also Afrikaans Crosswords generated using frequently used words.
Learning a second language as an adult requires a knowledge of the grammar. Easy Afriakaans has some basic grammar pages and also recommends books for more detailed study.
You can choose the lessons from the left hand side or from the 'Start' button:) which is on many of the pgaes.
The following are possible ways, roadmaps or routes to start using Easy Afrikaans depending on your aims.
They are selected from the lessons, vocabulary and sentences.
|Days of the Week||Start lesson|
|First words||Start lesson|
|Numbers 1-10||Start lesson|
|Food. General phrases||Start lesson|
|Modal verbs||Start lesson|
|Future tense||Start lesson|