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Commonly Spoken Afrikaans Phrases

I Love you
Ek het jou lief
How are you?
Hoe gaan dit?
I’m fine and you?
Goed dankie en jy?
What is your name?
Wat is jou naam?
My name is Elon
My naam is Elon
Pleased to meet you
Bly te kenne
Thank you
Excuse me / Sorry
Verskoon my / Jammer
See you!
Good morning
Goeie more
Good afternoon
Goeie middag
Good night
Goeie nag
Have a good journey
Voorspoedige reis
Do you speak English?
Praat jy Engels?
I don’t speak Afrikaans well
Ek praat nie goed Afrikaans nie
I don’t understand
Ek verstaan nie
Please speak slowly
Praat asseblief stadig
Where are the restrooms?
Waar is die toilette?
Can I change money?
Kan ek geld verander?
How much is this?
Hoeveel kos dit?
It’s too expensive!
Dit is te duur!
Please say it again
Sê dit asseblief weer
Left / Right / Straight
Links / Regs / Reguit

Features you should know:

  • English sentence and phrase will be translated into Afrikaans meaning.

    For E.g. typing:
    "Afrikaans is considered either a Dutch daughter language, a creole, or a partly creolised language."

    will be translated into

    "Afrikaans word as 'n Nederlandse dogtertaal, 'n kreools of 'n gedeeltelik gekreoliseerde taal beskou."
  • Use our translator tool as English to Afrikaans dictionary.

    For E.g.
    "Freedom" meaning in Afrikaans will be "Vryheid"
    "Controversial" meaning in Afrikaans will be "Omstrede"
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  • High Accuracy Rate.
  • Instant Online Translation.
  • Up to 500 characters can be translated into one request.
  • Unlimited translation.
  • Get translated text in Unicode fonts. This means you can copy and paste it anywhere on the Web or Desktop applications.
  • This translation tool is FREE.

Word or two about our translation tool

Engels na Afrikaans - Our English to Afrikaans translation tool is powered by Google Translation API. You can start typing on the left-hand text area and then click on the "Translate" button. Our app then translates your English word, phrase, or sentence into Afrikaans.

The translation only takes a few seconds and allows up to 500 characters to be translated in one request. Although this translation is not 100% accurate, you can get a basic idea and with few modifications, it can be pretty accurate. This translation software is evolving day by day and Google Engineers are working on it to make Afrikaans translation more intelligent and accurate. Hopefully, one day it will produce near to perfect translation!

The Afrikaans language is widely spoken. More than 23 million people around the world speak this language. For the rest who cannot speak the Afrikaans Language, translating Afrikaans to English could be quite difficult. Many websites provide services to translate Afrikaans for a few dollars. While it is a good idea to pay for translating lots of text (such as books, articles) and for professional service, there is no point paying for commonly used sentences, greeting messages, and other informal use. For these purposes, this tool can be used.

You can copy the translated text and then share them either on social media such as Facebook, Twitter or email it to your friends or family.

If you have any suggestions, and the translated sentence is way too funny then please share with us on our Facebook page. Finally, don't forget to give us a like and share it on Facebook with your loved one.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does English To Afrikaans text translation works?

Our translation service either uses Google or Microsoft to translate the text you have typed in English.

Whenever you type a word, sentence or phrase in English - we send API requests to either Google or Microsoft for a translation. In return, they send back a response with a translated text in Afrikaans.

Their system uses machine-language technologies to bring together some cutting edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (deep learning), big data, Web APIs, cloud computing etc to perform higher quality translations.

Can we download this translation service?

No. At a moment you can only use our Afrikaans translation online.

However, you can install the Chrome extension tool called Google Translate by visiting Google Translate Chrome Extension link.

Once this translation tool is installed, you can highlight and right-click the section of text and click on the "Translate" icon to translate it to the language of your choice. Furthermore, you can translate the entire web page by clicking on the "Translate" icon on the browser toolbar.

It supports over 100 languages.

What other tools do you have for Afrikaans Typing and Translation?

We have the following tools:

  1. Afrikaans Typing Input Tool (also known as Google Transliteration):

    With this tool you can type in English and get in Afrikaans. This makes typing in Afrikaans natural as you don’t need to remember complex Afrikaans keyboard layout. Please visit: Google Input Tool for Afrikaans to use this tool.

    This Afrikaans typing tool is FREE. Additionally, you can email the text you have typed to anyone - including yourself.

  2. Afrikaans Unicode Typing:

    Online Afrikaans unicode tool will automatically convert any roman text into unicode Afrikaans. Whenever you type any letter, you will get additional hints to make your typing easier.

  3. Afrikaans Speech Translator:

    Afrikaans speech translation service is provided by both Microsoft and Google. They both use their own cognitive services to translate spoken words and phrases into a language of your choice. For some languages, you will hear the translation spoken aloud.

    Microsoft Translator in particular powers speech translation features across its products which can be used for Live Presentation, In-Person or Remote Translated Communication (such as Skype), Media Subtitling, Customer support and Business Intelligence.

How do I translate English Text from an Image to Afrikaans?

Our Online software doesn't have a feature to translate English Text from an Image.

If you have an Android or iPhone & iPad you can use your phone’s camera to translate signs or handwritten English notes with the native Translate app. Follow this instruction guide.

For others and if you are using desktop and personal computer - you can use a well established third party website to do this.

We recommend, Yandex English Image Translator.

Is this translation FREE?

Yes. This Eng. to Afrikaans text translation is absolutely FREE. You can use our translation tool for both personal and commercial use.

However, we have the following restrictions:

  1. Per Request Limit: At any time you can translate up to maximum of 500 per request. However, there is no restriction on the number of requests you can send.
  2. Daily Limit : While you can make a number of requests for translation, you won’t be able to translate if we run out of a daily quota.

These restrictions are placed to ensure that robots or automated software are not abusing this facilities.

Can I translate from Afrikaans To English?

Yes. To translate from Afrikaans to English visit this link.

Why is the translated text not accurate?

As explained earlier, the machine-language technology is used to perform the translation. This translation software is evolving every day and as time goes by the translation is going to be pretty accurate - especially for commonly used phrases and sentences.

At the moment, it is not perfect but our translation software is useful for those who need help framing the sentence and get a general idea on what the sentence or phrase is conveying the message.

For those who would like accurate translation - there are plenty of websites that provide human translators for translating English to Afrikaans.