Learn Afrikaans online with language learning games

Digital Dialects Afrikaans language learning games are free to use, do not require registration, and are suitable for kids and Afrikaans students of all ages. Each Afrikaans revision topic includes vocabulary lists and practice games with audio. Beginners Afrikaans language arts game that employ an easy and fast learning methodology suitable for kids' classroom lessons and independent study. Wordlist, phrase lists and vocabulary drills with audio for learning correct pronunciation. Choose the game you wish to study, learn the vocabulary or sentences and play the learning game. Materials are of most use to beginner level students or travelers, though those with some familiarity with the language may wish to try the Afrikaans spelling games.

About the Afrikaans language

The Afrikaans language is an official language of South Africa and is also spoken in the surrounding Southern African countries as a minority language. Afrikaans is a West Germanic language that evolved from the Dutch spoken by settlers in the Dutch Cape Colony in the 18th century. Around 7 million people speak Afrikaans as a native language, and many millions more people speak Afrikaans as a second language or know some Afrikaans. It is the third most spoken language in South Africa and the main language of the western half of South Africa. Until as recently as the mid 20th century Afrikaans was thought to be a Dutch slang. Some Afrikaans words came from Bantu and Khoisan languages, as well as English, German, Portuguese and Malay, and hence Afrikaans could be considered a partially creolized language.

Games for learning Afrikaans online include:

Afrikaans phrases - begin your studies by learning to say hello and asking where the toilet is. Some of the most common greetings in Afrikaans and phrases for ordering food or asking directions. Game with spoken Afrikaans audio provided by a native Afrikaans speaker with a standard accent.

Numbers in Afrikaans: learn the Afrikaans numbers from 0 to 100. One of the first of these games you play for learning Afrikaans should be the 1-12 numbers game. For continuing on to 20 play the 13-20 game. For multiples of ten up to 100 use the 0-100 wordlist and quiz. Arithmetic games in which you add the Afrikaans words for numbers together to choose the correct answer. Audio for learning to pronounce Afrikaans numbers is provided on the intro page. Visit the learn Afrikaans numbers page for a few of the higher numbers, as well as the ordinal numbers to twelve in the Afrikaans language.

Fruit and vegetable game - 15 of the most useful words for Afrikaans fruit and vegetables in a simple quiz with audio included. For beginner students and those needing to go grocery shopping.

Food and drinks in the Afrikaans language - some of the most useful common food vocabulary with audio in a simple and colorful quiz designed for kids or school students children. 15 words for beginner students.

Colors in Afrikaans - the 11 most common colors words. Fun intuitive language arts quiz suitable for kids, beginners and various learning styles.

Animals in Afrikaans - learn the vocabulary for animals and then choose either the game with 17 questions if you are not yet familiar with the vocabulary or the complete 31 question quiz. Fun colorful and interactive language arts task with Afrikaans audio.

Vocabulary quizzes - two games with vocabulary lists and audio, each of which contains 33 Afrikaans words. Beginners may wish to first take the simpler quiz with 17 words. First, play the game 1 and then move on to vocabulary 2.

Vocabulary builders - as you begin to acquire more vocabulary these two quizzes each offer 48 useful words. Match the Afrikaans word with the corresponding English word. Vocabulary builder 1, and for a slightly more advanced drill try the vocabulary builder 2.

Afrikaans spelling games - this Afrikaans words spelling section currently offers four games for spelling Afrikaans words; colors, animals and two vocabulary games.

Mobile and tablet games for Afrikaans - there are several games with audio on our Afrikaans for mobile/tablets pages including colors, numbers, phrases, animals and vocabulary. If you come to this site with a mobile device you will be automatically redirected to this page.

Other Germanic language sections with several language acquisition games and native audio on Digital Dialects include learn Dutch exercises, learn English ESL games and of course, the German games learning page.

Easy Afrikaans has plenty of materials with audio for learning the Afrikaans language. For information on the language and a guide to pronunciation try Omniglot's Afrikaans section.

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