July 15, 2024


Full Of Eastern Travel

Language Guide

While travelling in Africa it is usually an edge if you can endeavor to talk the area languages, particularly with there being 9 formal languages in South Africa by yourself. This short language Guidebook gives you translation in 7 languages and will at minimum support you with the really standard concerns that you may perhaps need to talk to together the way.

Asking a concern in a people dwelling language, no matter if it be Sotho or English often provides a smile to someones encounter and pleasant South Africans are all over the place!

I have listed the queries and statements for simplicity of use under:

Exactly where is the Airport? – English
Waar is die lughawe? – Afrikaans
Boemefane bo kae? – N.Sotho
Difofaneng ke kae? – Sesotho
Boemadifofane bo kae? – Tswane
Siphi isikhululo senqwelo moya? – Xhosa
Ikuphi inkundla yezindiza? – Zulu

Where is the station? – English
Waar is die stasie? – Afrikaans
Seteisena se kai? – N.Sotho
Seteishena se hokae? – Sesotho
Seteisena se kae? – Tswana
Siphi isikhululo? – Xhosa
Sikuphi isiteshi? – Zulu

Where is the nearest Hotel/Motel?
– English
Waar is die naaste hotel/motel?
– Afrikaans
Hotele/Motele ya kgauswi e kae?
– N.Sotho
Hotele e/Motele o haufiufi e/ho kae?
– Sesotho
Hotele/Motele e e gaufi e kau?
– Tswana
Iphi ihotele/indwo yabahambi ekufutshane? – Xhosa
Likuphi ihhotela eliseduza? – Zulu

Is the water drinkable? – English
Is die drinking water drinkbaar? – Afrikaans
A satisfies a a a ngewa? – N.Sotho
Na metsi a a nweha? – Sesotho
A metsi a ka nowa? – Tswana
Ayaselwa na amanzi? – Xhosa
Singawaphuza amanzi na? – Zulu

I have a scheduling! – English
Ek het n’ bespreking – Afrikaans
Ke beeleditse marabalo – N.Sotho
Ke beheleditse – Sesotho
Ke dirile peelelo – Tswana
Ndigicinelwe indawo – Xhosa
Ngibhukile – Zulu

Wherever is the nearest Doctor/hospital/
police station/ telephone? – English
Waar is die Naaste Dokter/healthcare facility/
polisiestasie/telefoon? – Afrikaans
Ngaka ya kgauswi e kae? Sepetlele sa kgauswi se kae?/ Seteisene sa maphodisa sa kgauswi se kae? Mogala wa kgauswi o kae? – N.Sotho
Ngaka/sepetlele/mapoleseng/telephone e haufiufi e kae? – Sesotho
Ngaka/sepetlele/mapodisa/mogala e e/ se se / a a / o o gaufi e / se / a / o/ kae? – Tswana
Undawoni ugqirha/isibhedlele/isikhululo samapolisa/ifoni ekufutshane? – Xhosa -Ukuphi udoktela

Yes – English
Ja – Afrikaans
Ee – N.Sotho
E! – Sesotho
Ee – Tswana
Ewe – Xhosa
Yebo – Zulu

Remember to – English
Asseblief – Afrikaans
Hle…/…hle – N.Sotho
(Ka kopo) Hle – Sesotho
Tsweetswee – Tswana
Nceda – Xhosa
Uxolo – Zulu

No – English
Nee – Afrikaans
Aowa – N.Sotho
The – Sesotho
Nnyaa – Tswana
Hayi – Xhosa
Cha – Zulu

Thank you – English
Dankie – Afrikaans
Ke a leboga – N.Sotho
Ke a leboha – Sesotho
Ke a leboga – Tswana
Enkosi – Xhosa
Ngiyabonga – Zulu

“Hamba kahle” (pack nicely – journey properly) see you soon in Sunny South Africa.