Conmmon Afrikaans Verbs (with examples)
outlines how verbs function in Afrikaans
and Word Order
outlines the Afrikaans sentence word order.
Although it is useful to read the explanations, in practice it is difficult to learn a language through rules. Another way is to learn example sentences which help to fix the new language structures in your mind.
There are in Afrikaans (as in English) some verbs that are used constantly, and these are used here with example sentences designed to show 'basic' 'Afrikaans word order. More to follow ...
|I want to learn||Ek wil leer |
|The radio will not work||Die radio wil nie werk nie |
|I want to eat||Ek wil eet |
|I can speak Afrikaans||Ek kan Afrikaans praat |
|I like my work||Ek hou van my werk |
|I like it||Ek hou van dit |
|I like coffee||Ek hou van koffie |
can mean either 'want to', 'will' or 'would'.
'like' is composed of two words.