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Why is there no c in Afrikaans?

  The latin alphabet C is used in Afrikaans, but for very limited words that are derived from English and French. Afrikaans is mainly derived from Dutch in which C is not (MORE)

What is 'angel' in Afrikaans?

Engel is a literal Afrikaans translation of 'angel'. Its pronunciation is similar to the English noun 'angle'. A diminutive form, Engeltjie, may be used to call someone affec (MORE)
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What is designation in Afrikaans?

bestemming, aanwysing, betiteling, benaming, benoeming. The first (bestemming) and second (aanwysing) one should be used with care as it can also mean destination and direct (MORE)

What does Afrikaans slang 'motjie' mean?

A man's motjie is his wife, though it can also refer to a steady girlfriend or fiancee. Used mostly by the Cape coloured community, it carries a light connotation of nagging o (MORE)

What is puppy in afrikaans?

"Puppy" in afrikaans is "Hondtjie" or "baba hondtjie" which  litterally means "little dog" or "baby dog" respectivly. The 'tjie'  sound on the end of 'hond' ('hond' means 'd (MORE)

What is Mrs in Afrikaans?

"Mrs" in Afrikaans is "Mev". "Mrs" (English) and "Mev"  (Afrikaans) refers to a married woman. "Ms" (English) and "Mej"  (Afrikaans) refers to a unmarried woman.   "Mrs. (MORE)