Today is Afrikaanse Taaldag, so I’m taking a break from chatting about beauty, reviews & food for a moment. Instead, I am going to share some of my favourite words from our epic language, Afrikaans, with you. Enjoy!
Tameletjie – sticking point
Giggel – giggles
Padkos – food that you eat on the road or road trip snacks
Knormoer – a starter in a vehicle
Kermderm – somebody who complains a lot
Negosiewinkel – general store
Ystervark – porcupine
Katelkletsies – pillow talk
Mooiplooi – cleavage
Fnuik – prevent
Defnislis – to combine definitief & beslis in one word; used to indicate that you are really certain
I’m curious to hear: what is your favourite Afrikaans word(s)? And maybe some other fun / awesome words from weird & wonderful languages around SA & around the world?
Images via (thank you, Carina Claassens).