Afrikaans 101

b
as in bat

c
as in king or celebrity

d
as in dance but sometimes pronounced as English 't' usually at the end of words

f
as in fan

g
similar to the 'ch' in bach but a lot harder and more glottal. Also on occasion pronounced the same as the english 'g'

h
as in hat but sometimes is a silent letter, usually when followed by a vowel for example the word 'huur' which when spoken, no trace of an 'h' can be heard. Which explains why the plural of 'huur' is 'ure'

j
as in yak

k
as in king

l
as in lamp

m
as in man

n
as in nap

p
as in pet

r
as in rant but the sound is rolled

s
as in set

t
as in tale

v
pronounced same as English 'f' but on rare occasions is also pronounced like the English 'v'

w
pronounced the same as the English 'v' as in vet but also pronounced the same as English 'w' in some words

x
same as English but extremely rare and usually found in scientific terms or loanwords.

z
Also extremely rare but pronounced exactly as the German 'z' meaning bits or the same as the English 'z'

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