Afrikaans is a language spoken predominantly in Africa — specifically, spoken in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Find out how to translate English to Afrikaans for business, school, or travel.
The language of Afrikaans is a Germanic language spoken by Dutch settlers originally in South Africa.
Overall, about seven million South Africans speak Afrikaans, and it’s the third-most spoken language in the country. 43,741 Australians speak the language, as do 219,760 Nambibians, 28,406 U.S. citizens, 11,247 U.K. citizens, and 8,082 Bostswanans.
There are three dialects of the language in South Africa, including Northern Cape, Western Cape, and Eastern Cape dialects.
All dialects formed from contact between locals and Dutch settlers. The Northern Cape dialect originated with the Khoi-Khoi, Eastern cape with the Xhosa, and Western Cape with the Great Karoo and the Kunene. Today, there is one standardized version of the language.
English to Afrikaans Translation
Translating English to Afrikaans is actually not very difficult at all! This is because Afrikaans is a Germanic language (like English).
Both English and Afrikaans have similar sentence structures, contain similar-sounding words, and both languages use a singular gender (as opposed to several genders used by romance languages like Spanish and French).
Trying to learn Afrikaans online? Need fast translations for travel, school, or business? We recommend using machine translation software that has an Afrikaans translation tool and can easily translate text to speech, such as the Vocre app, available on Google Play for Android or the Apple Store for iOS.
Software such as Google Translate or Microsoft’s language learning app doesn’t offer the same English translation accuracy as paid apps.
English-Afrikaans translators and translation services don’t charge as much as other language translators. Yet, the costs can still be considerable if you’re trying to translate longer texts, so we recommend inputting the text into a language translation software program or app.
Check out our online translation tool that can help you learn basic words and phrases, such as hello in other languages.
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