Afrikaans 101

Top Resources for Learning Afrikaans

Learn Afrikaans with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your Afrikaans.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of Afrikaans with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the Afrikaans language
Open Languages - Grammar and vocab
Easy Afrikaans - Lessons on grammar and vocab
Reddit - /r/afrikaans - discussions and native material

Free Courses

Colloquial Afrikaans - Download PDF
Teach Yourself Afrikaans - Download PDF

Amazon - Afrikaans language learning materials

Phrases

Surface Languages - Basic Afrikaans phrases with audio
Wikivoyage - Afrikaans travel phrases (no audio)

Dictionaries and Translation

Google Translate - Translate to and from Afrikaans
Rieme.co.za - Die Afrikaanse soekmasjien

Grammar and Vocabulary

Forvo - Collection of Afrikaans words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - Afrikaans grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Afrikaans vocabulary
Verbix - Afrikaans verb conjugation tool
Open Languages - Grammar and vocab
Easy Afrikaans - Lessons on grammar and vocab
Grammar of Afrikaans - PDF with exercises
Digital Dialects - Games to learn vocab

Video

Easy Languages - Learn Afrikaans from authentic street interviews
TED - Watch TED talks with Afrikaans subtitles and transcripts
YouTube - Search videos for learning Afrikaans
Learn Afrikaans - YouTube channel with lessons

Radio and Podcasts

Social Media

Meetup - List of Afrikaans language meetups worldwide

Books

Children's Books Forever - Free children's books in Afrikaans
Children's Library - Children's books in Afrikaans
Project Gutenberg - Download or read Afrikaans language books online for free
Wikivoyage - Afrikaans travel phrases (no audio)

News

Netwerk24 - South African news
Republikein - Namibian news

Other Resources

Digital Dialects - Games to learn vocab

Articles and Opinion

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