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Learn Afrikaans Language


South Africa has eleven official languages - Afrikaans, English, Southern Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu - all technically equal with other, although some are more widely spoken than others. Additionally there are eight other recognized but non-official languages (Fanagalo, Khoe, Lobedu, Nama, Northern Ndebele, Phuthi, San and South African Sign Language), and also significant populations in the country who speak other European (especially German, Greek and Portuguese), or South Asian (especially Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu) languages.

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Software for Learning Afrikaans

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Books for Learning Afrikaans

Here are some books about learning to speak Afrikaans:

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Learn Afrikaans - Level 1: Introduction to Afrikaans: Volume 1: Lessons 1-25

By Innovative Language Learning LLC

Innovative Language Learning, LLC
Audible Audiobook

Learn Afrikaans - Level 1: Introduction to Afrikaans: Volume 1: Lessons 1-25
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Absolutely new to Afrikaans? Don't know where to start?

Welcome to Introduction to Afrikaans, Volume 1.

Before you take that trip to South Africa, get a solid foundation of Afrikaans first!

Master the basics of Afrikaans conversation the fun, fast. and easy way!

Start speaking Afrikaans in minutes, and learn key vocabulary, phrases, and grammar in just minutes more with Introduction to Afrikaans. Our native Afrikaans hosts break down all the sentences, grammar, and more in a simple, easily understandable way! This isn't stale textbook material - it's fun, effective, and practical! You learn basic beginner Afrikaans conversation that you can use immediately! What you get in Introduction to Afrikaans:

  • Downloadable PDF with 90+ pages of Afrikaans learning material
  • Twenty-five audio lesson tracks (over 2.5 hours of Afrikaans lessons)
  • Five audio review tracks (practice new words and phrases)
  • Five audio dialog tracks (read along while you listen)

Interactive. Effective. And fun!

Discover or rediscover how much fun learning a language can be with the future of language learning.

Try this audiobook and start speaking Afrikaans instantly!

My First Afrikaans Fruits & Snacks Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books for Kids (Teach & ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)

By Earleen S.

Independently published
Paperback (37 pages)

My First Afrikaans Fruits & Snacks Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books for Kids (Teach & ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)
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Did you ever want to teach your kids Fruits & Snacks in Afrikaans ?

Learning Afrikaans can be fun with this picture book.

In this book you will find the following features:

  • Afrikaans Fruits & Snacks Names.
  • Colorful Pictures of Fruits & Snacks.
  • English Fruits & Snacks Names.

My First Afrikaans Alphabets Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books for Kids (Teach & Learn ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)

By Earleen S.

Independently published
Paperback (27 pages)

My First Afrikaans Alphabets Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books for Kids (Teach & Learn ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)
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Did you ever want to teach your kids the basics of Afrikaans ?

Learning Afrikaans can be fun with this picture book.

In this book you will find the following features:

  • Afrikaans Alphabets.
  • Afrikaans Words.
  • English Translations.

My First Afrikaans Animals & Insects Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books for Kids (Teach ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)

By Earleen S.

Independently published
Paperback (36 pages)

My First Afrikaans Animals & Insects Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books for Kids (Teach ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)
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Did you ever want to teach your kids Animals & Insects in Afrikaans ?

Learning Afrikaans can be fun with this picture book.

In this book you will find the following features:

  • Afrikaans Animals & Insects Names.
  • Colorful Pictures of Animals & Insects.
  • English Animals & Insects Names.

My First Afrikaans Vegetables & Spices Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books for Kids ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)

By Earleen S.

Independently published
Paperback (36 pages)

My First Afrikaans Vegetables & Spices Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books for Kids ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)
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Did you ever want to teach your kids Vegetables & Spices in Afrikaans ?

Learning Afrikaans can be fun with this picture book.

In this book you will find the following features:

  • Afrikaans Vegetables & Spices Names.
  • Colorful Pictures of Vegetables & Spices.
  • English Vegetables & Spices Names.

Afrikaans Phrasebook: The Ultimate Afrikaans Phrasebook for Travelers and Beginners (Audio Included)

By Afrikaans Mastery

Afrikaans Mastery
Released: 2016-03-09
Kindle Edition (86 pages)

Afrikaans Phrasebook: The Ultimate Afrikaans Phrasebook for Travelers and Beginners (Audio Included)
 
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Learn Afrikaans FAST with the Ultimate Afrikaans Phrasebook for Travel and Beginners!


Now you can quickly and easily master more than 1,000 Afrikaans words and phrases for travel and beginners with this breakthrough new book! Learn proper pronunciation with the included .mp3 audio lessons, and get prepared for your upcoming travels to South Africa and Namibia!

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My First Afrikaans 1 to 100 Numbers Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books for Kids (Teach & Learn ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)

By Earleen S.

Independently published
Paperback (102 pages)

My First Afrikaans 1 to 100 Numbers Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Afrikaans Books for Kids (Teach & Learn ... words for Children) (Afrikaans Edition)
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Did you ever want to teach your kids 1 to 100 Numbers in Afrikaans ?

Learning Afrikaans can be fun with this numbers book.

In this book you will find the following features:

  • Afrikaans Numbers Spelled.
  • English Numerical Numbers.
  • English Numbers Spelled.

Afrikaans vocabulary for English speakers - 9000 words

By Andrey Taranov

T&P Books Publishing Ltd
Paperback (270 pages)

Afrikaans vocabulary for English speakers - 9000 words
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9000-WORD ENGLISH-AFRIKAANS VOCABULARY

Knowing and understanding around 9000 Afrikaans words will give you the ability to read and write with only the minimal use of a dictionary. This knowledge will foster your ability to express your thoughts during conversation in a precise and accurate way. With a little practice and with the added help and experience of having viewed many Afrikaans films, you will be proud and amazed at your new level of Afrikaans. You will now see your language level improve to the point where you can say: “Afrikaans? Absolutely! I know it very well.”

T&P Books vocabularies are intended to help you learn, memorize and review foreign words

  • The dictionary contains over 9000 commonly used words
  • Recommended as additional support material to any language course
  • Meets the needs of both beginners and advanced learners
  • Convenient for daily use, reviewing sessions and self-testing activities
  • Allows you to assess your current vocabulary
  • This book can also be used by foreign learners of English

Special features of T&P Books bilingual vocabularies:

  • Words are arranged according to their meaning, not alphabetically
  • Content is presented in three columns to facilitate the reviewing and self-testing processes
  • Each theme is composed of small blocks of similar lexical units
  • The vocabulary offers a convenient and simple transcription for each foreign word

This revised edition (July 2017) contains 256 topics:

Basic Concepts, Numbers, Colors, Months, Seasons, Units of Measurement, Clothing & Accessories, Food & Nutrition, Restaurant, Family Members, Relatives, Character, Feelings, Emotions, Diseases, City, Town, Sightseeing, Shopping, Money, House, Home, Office, Working in the Office, Marketing, Sports, Education, Computer, Internet, Tools, Nature, Countries, Nationalities and more …

Our Afrikaans collection includes also vocabularies of 3000, 5000 and 7000 words. All these titles are available as printed books and e-books. If you have any question, suggestion or feedback, please contact us: admin@tpbooks.com

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Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen (includes 12 CDs)

By Paul Meier

Brand: Paul Meier Dialect Services
Paperback (370 pages)

Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen (includes 12 CDs)
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This easy-to-follow yet incredibly detailed 370-page book is the industry standard on accents and dialects of the English language. This is the updated, improved and perfect-bound 2012 edition, with photos. You get not only a proven system of instruction instead of mere voice mimicry, but an invaluable collection of 12 CDs. Paul Meier is a leading dialect coach for theatre and film, and contained in this impressive publication is his entire standard repertoire of the 24 most valuable accents and dialects for actors: Afrikaans (South Africa), American Deep South (Mississippi/Georgia/Alabama), American Southern (Kentucky/Tennessee), Australian, Cockney, Downeast New England, French, General American, German, Hampshire, Indian, Irish, Italian, Liverpool, New York, Northern Ireland, Russian, Scottish, South Boston, Spanish (Castilian & Colonial), Standard British English (Received Pronunciation), Welsh, Yiddish, and Yorkshire. Coaching many famous actors (Tobey Maguire, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Ruffalo, etc.), Meier has also taught dialects at RADA, LAMDA, Webber-Douglas, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and other famous institutions. In addition to his user-friendly practice material, for each dialect Paul coaches you in two monologues (one male and one female) from a well-known play or film, and links you to the hundreds of online recordings of native speakers on his International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA). Further enhancing the value of the book are his interactive IPA phonetics charts, in addition to information on his unique show-specific dialect CDs for hundreds of plays and musicals, custom CD recording, and phone-coaching services. Easy enough for the beginner, rigorous enough for the experienced professional.

Teach Yourself Afrikaans Complete Course

By Helena van Schalkwyk

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Teach Yourself Afrikaans Complete Course
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This book offers an introduction to Afrikaans for the student with no previous knowledge of the language, especially those who wish to study at home. Grammar, syntax and vocabulary are introduced in stages, and exercises are provided. There is also a guide to pronunciation.



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