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07:15 Jun 26, 2001
English to Afrikaans translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Do you speak Afrikaans?
In conversation.
Chris Beneyto
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1"Is jy Afrikaans?"
Samuel Murray
5"Is jy Afrikaans?"
Samuel Murray
na +1Praat jy Afrikaans?
Folio Online


  

Answers


19 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Praat jy Afrikaans?


Explanation:
Literal back translation: Speak you Afrikaans?

Folio Online
South Africa
Local time: 13:07
Native speaker of: Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 61

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  NormaJean
755 days
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125 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
"Is jy Afrikaans?"


Explanation:
In South Africa we're also likely to say "Is jy Afrikaans" (back translation "Are you Afrikaans"). The same goes for "English", as in "Is jy Engels" ("Are you English", which in South Africa would mean "Is your language English" and not "Are you from England").

Samuel Murray
Netherlands
Local time: 12:07
Native speaker of: Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans
PRO pts in pair: 166

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  NormaJean: also right: "she is afrikaans" = "she speaks afrikaans"
630 days
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125 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
"Is jy Afrikaans?"


Explanation:
In South Africa we're also likely to say "Is jy Afrikaans" (back translation "Are you Afrikaans"). The same goes for "English", as in "Is jy Engels" ("Are you English", which in South Africa would mean "Is your language English" and not "Are you from England").

Samuel Murray
Netherlands
Local time: 12:07
Native speaker of: Native in AfrikaansAfrikaans
PRO pts in pair: 166
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