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Music:

Amampondo

Mandela's fav band
[Xhosa]

Mandoza

Nkalakata
[Kwaito]

Radio Kalahari Orkes

Kaptein Kaptein
[Afrikaans]

Johnny Clegg

Impi
[Zulu]

Ishmael Morabe

Cell number, e-mail address
[R & B]
Swart Skaap
Swart Skaap

Vir 'n Rukkie
[Afrikaans]

Bushmen

Wild Dogs' Song
[San]

Drakensberg Boys' Choir

Shosholoza
[Zulu]

Miriam Makeba

Pata Pata
[Xhosa]

Koos Kombuis

Whiskeyglas
[Afrikaans]

Battery 9

Steakhouse in Delmas
[S'african English]
Zola
Zola

Ibutho
[Kwaito]

Johannesburg African Choir

Bayede
[Zulu]
Riku Lätti
Riku Lätti

Alles en Nog Meer
[Afrikaans]

Amampondo

Afrika Meltdown
[Instrumental]

African Dream Marimba

Azange Silale
[Zulu, Xhosa]

Liela Groenewald

Fluister
[Afrikaans]

Unknown

Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika
[Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho]

Unknown

Ethnic Southern African
[Instrumental]
Deepak Ram
Deepak Ram

Kitu
[Indian]

South African Words, Expressions & Slang:

General slang & expressions:

Word/Expression: Meaning: Word/Expression: Meaning:
Howzit!  Listen to the word
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Hallo, how's things? Okes Listen to the word
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Blokes/Guys
Cheers
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Goodbye, thanks Robot Listen to the word
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Traffic Light
My china Listen to the word
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My friend Aikôna  [eye-caw-nah] Listen to the word
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No, you don't
Eish!  [aysh] Listen to the word
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Expressing surprise Bioscope Listen to the word
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Movie Theatre
Cherry Listen to the word
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Girl, girlfriend Fundi  [foon-dee] Listen to the word
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Expert at something
Boet  [boot] Listen to the word
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Brother, friend Cousin Listen to the word
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Friend
Kak  [kuck] Listen to the word
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Crap (vulgar) Kêffie  [cay-fee] Listen to the word
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Corner shop

Afrikaans:

Word: Meaning: Word: Meaning:
Lekker  [lacquer] Listen to the word
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Delicious, wonderful Eina!  [ay-nah] Listen to the word
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Ouch!
Dagsê  [dugh-say] Listen to the word
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Hallo Gogga  [ghaw-ghah] Listen to the word
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Insect
Suip  [sape] Listen to the word
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To drink heavily Mooi  [moy] Listen to the word
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Pretty, great
Wors  [vors] Listen to the word
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Sausage Voetsek!  [foot-sack] Listen to the word
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Go Away!
Bakkie  [buckey] Listen to the word
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Pickup Truck Totsiens  [taut-seens] Listen to the word
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Goodbye
Meneer  [muh-near] Listen to the word
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Sir Mevrou  [muh-fro] Listen to the word
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Madam

Zulu:

Word: Meaning: Word: Meaning:
Yebo  [yeah-baw] Listen to the word
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Yes Tsha  [tshah] Listen to the word
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No
Sawubona  [soh-baw-nah] Listen to the word
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Hallo Kunjani?  [coon-jah-nee] Listen to the word
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How are you?
Sekona  [seck-aw-nah] Listen to the word
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I am well Hamba!  [hahm-bah] Listen to the word
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Go!
Madala  [mah-dah-lah] Listen to the word
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Old man Baba  [bah-bah] Listen to the word
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Sir
Yabonga  [ya-baungah] Listen to the word
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Thanks Tsotsi  [tsaw-tsee] Listen to the word
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Worthless person

South African English Uncovered

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