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Woordeskat / Vocabulary: Section Introduction

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Stage 1:
Familiarize
The first objective is to provide a bilingual vocabulary list for every heading as well as an audio stream for pronunciation. (This stage is complete.)

Stage 2:
Contextualize
A linked page will be added with each term used in context so you can grasp the use of the word.

Stage 3:
Memorize, Apply

An interactive exercise, and/or video will help with the memorization and use of each term.

Click here to do the online Flowtion flash cards for all the vocabulary. For a demo, click here to see how you can use these drills.

Click here to see the desktop software and if you are interested to use this software, click on the feedback link at the bottom of the page. This program is for Windows computers.

Comments about Afrikaans Vocabulary

1. Plurals are mostly an -e ending (boek > boeke)

However, there is also an -s ending, especially for words that end in -E, but also for words that end in R, L or -RM or -LM.

For details about plurals, go here.

2. Diminutives

Any noun and even some verbs can be given in the 'small' form. The basic idea is to add an -IE sound at the end, but it is a little more complicated than that. Go here,  for the details. All plural diminutives use the -S ending.

3. Capitalization

• Proper nouns (Johann or Pierre) and place names (Boston, Beijing) are capitalized. 
• Sentences start with a capital letter. When a sentences starts with the indefinite article ('n) it is not capilatized, but the next word is capitalized, for example: 'n Boek is in my hand.


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