Building blocks of Afrikaans pronunciation

Afrikaans is a phonic language. You spell it as you say it. If you know the sounds (klanke) it will be easier for you. Remember: If it is one thing it is written as one word. If the word starts with a ‘w’ you pronounce it like an English ‘v’ The ‘d’ and ‘t’ at … Continue reading Building blocks of Afrikaans pronunciation

Die prinses en die ertjie

Below is the Afrikaans version of The princess and the pea. Lank lank gelede was daar ‘n prins wat na ‘n ware prinses gesoek het om mee te trou. Hy het regoor die wereld gesoek maar kon nie ‘n ware prinses vind nie. Een donker nag in ‘n storm klop daar ‘n jong meisie aan … Continue reading Die prinses en die ertjie

Jan en die Boontjierank

I found some great sites with different versions of “Jan en die Boontjierank.” Jan en die boontjierank on You Tube Jan en die boontjierank with pictures and sounds Jan en die boontjierank theatre production will be in Stellenbosch in March 2015 You can also find some Jan en die boontjierank books: Penquin books Protea bookshop

Jan en die boontjierank

Below is the Afrikaans version of Jack and the beanstalk. This is part of a theme to encourage comprehension of Afrikaans. Jan en die boontjierank Lank, lank gelede het ‘n seun en sy ma in ‘n klein huisie in ‘n klein dorpie gewoon. Die seun het elke dag skooltoe gegaan en sy ma in die … Continue reading Jan en die boontjierank

Jack and the Beanstalk

As mentioned in my previous blog here is Jack and the Beanstalk in English. Find the Afrikaans version here. It might help if you read this with my blog: Tips for reading Afrikaans.  This is part of a theme to encourage comprehension of Afrikaans.   Jack and the Beanstalk Long, long ago a boy and his … Continue reading Jack and the Beanstalk

Jan en die boontjierank/ Jack and the beanstalk

Our next short theme will be Jack and the beanstalk. Most of us know this classic story so it might be easier to relate to the vocabulary. Please also read my post: Ideas for reading in Afrikaans. Like my Facebook page. Follow me on Twitter @AmandaCalitz Most of us know this classic story so it might … Continue reading Jan en die boontjierank/ Jack and the beanstalk