It tastes better than it sounds. (Afriikaans – Struggle, have difficulty with) "With the current so strong the surfers are sukkeling out there today. The broken-off neck of a bottle, usually wine, soda or beer. (Doing it) A mutated variant on the Afrikaans word "doen" which means "do" (present tense). (Trousers) "I dropped my rods and flashed a brown eye." They are soft and stodgy, ideal for mixing in mounds of tomato sauce or vinegar, or both. (Greeting) "Aita brah!" (Sleazy ruffian) Also referred to as a "skommie", "skate", "skebenga" or "skelm". African-American. Who came up with "Afrikanerisms"? Jay Bay Sometimes, if you have got some kreef (crayfish), you will have a crayfish braai. (Kebab) Made from either chicken, lamb or beef, this is often interspersed with pieces of tomato, green pepper, onion and sometimes fruit, especially apricot. Also aweh, howzit, yooit, hoesit, yo. 1. Some dudes would say to each other that a Vaalie (Gauteng tourist at the sea) got the 'knobber award' for wearing a speedo on a lilo in the foamies (broken surf). (Vomit, bark the dog, park the tiger, technicoloured yawn), Blaps (Blups) This dope is so gooey, you have to use scissors. (Zulu - Gangster, crook, ruffian) "Skay Ray, that skebenga is checking out your skedonk." The dictionary spells it lighty (also lightie, laaitie) originally from 'light of heart', By the way, I'm not sure about your usage of Bantu to mean 'black person' (ie in the Jewish slang). (Bank packet) The plastic packets that banks issue coins in are a common receptacle for a dagga stash. (Afrikaans - Rotten, putrid) Used by all language groups to describe something highly undesirable, or smelly, or rotten. (Mate, don't you think this surfboard stringer is not straight?). "My china and me went for a trap to choon about the kiff words we found on this website." or "pardon?". Not to be confused with the rugby playing variant, which is short for Springbok. A really beaten up old jalopy is called a skedonk. or "What’s for graze mom?" In other words, keep a lookout for the teacher. Rock Up To make a bottleneck properly, you take a Black Label quart or litre bottle of Coke and turn it on its side. Moose "I was vrot last night". Sis ('Sus') Ring, ringpiece (Light it up friend). Watch our video of some locals dishing the key slang phrases of the Cape and see how many you know. Rather it's pronounced like "mun" If someone says "now now", you're making progress. It has the appearance of wet plaster or drying cement, but is delicious when scooped through gravy (known as “Pap-en-Sous”. (Aggressive) Someone who brings bad karma into the water. Choose carefully whom you call a skollie. Hack(ed) Off (Afrikaans - Tin, can) When you were a laaitie (youngster), you might have played "Skop die blik." Posted on September 1, 2020 September 2, 2020. "Ag shame man!". Various Coloured communities are researching the questions of their history and identity, developing their own self-identity along different lines in the new open society. (Afrikaans – lit. I don't believe that the concept of a "kugel" is completely or especially defined by these two considerations. ", Park a tiger DIAL ME IN Get me interested. Samp Choon, tchoon Durban slang for dagga*. (Afrikaans expletive - Shit) This is used in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways, in exactly the same way as the word "shit". The clothes can be larney as in "Jees, you are wearing larney clothes." Spadework Sharp ", Safe Plak refers to a distracted, even deranged, state of mind. To formulate a question in Zulu, you either raise the tone of your voice at the end or add 'na', to make sure the listener knows it's a question --> 'You liked the movie, nê? To be stoned or goofed. See skollie, skate, skebenga. "That ou says he can paddle around Seal Island with one leg. (Cousin, mate, friend) This is Durban slang, and another way of saying "bru". (Totally amped up, revved up, happy) "The oke was so stoked after making that wave.". Also called the pit. We all do it... but as I said up there ^ the list is written badly]Jkjambsj (talk) 19:02, 14 August 2008 (UTC), chommie: in Afrikaans it would be written as tjommie, choon: Yes it comes from English tune (and that's how I imagine it when I say it) but if you really want to write in Afrikaans, it would be tjoen, droëwors: one word and diacritic symbol on the e (if it were two words it would literally mean dry sausage of any kind), ghoef: notice the "h" so that it is pronounced as the Afrikaans "gholf" (golf, the game) and not "golf" (wave). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.226.155.161 (talk) 19:38, 12 March 2013 (UTC), This is the worst page I have ever seen in the WP. (Let's chill out at my place). Durban Travel Planning Book Accommodation Latest Flights News Travel Deals Visa Info Multimedia The Mother City Tongue: Cape Town slang 101 Post a comment 0 share: How familiar are you with the vast vernac of the Cape? ), Goofed This book aims to translate the popular slang words, in the hope that it could be more widely understood. (To eat) There is a strong agricultural tradition in South Africa. This is the Afrikaans pronunciation of the word, which turns "W" into "V". That's not a lekker way to treat your chinas, especially if they are surf "tjommies". "connection – a friend, mate, chommie" - This has been used in the USA long before South Africa (Probably many other places as well) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 196.14.35.4 (talk) 15:10, 9 April 2015 (UTC), Last time I looked, a kangaroo's pouch is on the front. Holidays are lekker. Rather, it's a way of describing a punch that decks your adversary, probably with the desired result in mind. I MEAN IF THOSE PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND ONE ANOTHER IT CLEARLY STATES THAT THEY HAVE MADE USE OF THAT PARTICULULAR LANGUAGE AND HAVE FOUND A DIFFRENT MEANING TO IT,IT DOESNT MATTER WHOSE THE ORIGINAL OWNER IF I FEEL I CAN MAKE USE OF THAT PARTICULAR WORD FROM THAT LANGUAGE AND FIND A MEANING TO IT THAN SO BE IT,THERES NO CRIME IN DOING THAT AND NOTHING WROUNG REALY.NE MAY BE AN AFRIKAANS WORD BUT WE USE IT IN ZULU AND IT FITS VERY WELL.SO GET OVER YOURSELVES,LANGUAGE IS FOR EVERYONE DONT BE CHILDISH AND SELFISH!! "That bokkie and her ballie parked off on the back of the bakkie." "During the film, my boyfriend and I graunched in the back row" (During the movie we french kissed, rubbed, fondled, squeezed, squashed up against each other, gyrated and did everything short of penetration. ", Numb Here we translate South African English and a bit of Afrikaans to American English and Spanish. (Bottleneck) The orifice that is used to make a pipe through which dagga is smoked. ", Larny Kêffie, Kuif ('Kayph') (I want to bonk you. Skeef ('Skee-urf') "So you're a surfer, hey?" This term is used in Indo a lot. (Stoned) "Jissus, that joint made me so-o-o gaffed ek se. for it is such a commonly used word. The kelpy nutrient-rich waters of the Cape are home to millions of these crustaceans. Some favourites are Marie, Romany Creams, Nuttikrust and Eet Sum Mor. (There's a nip in the air), Now Now testicles) A man's tackle, balls, gonads, marbles, albasters, braaipack. Malpit Drilled (We haven't spoken for years! Brasse ('Brah-ser') A German chemist named Liebig discovered that the waste of yeast used in brewing beer could be self-digested and made into a concentrate, resulting in a protien-rich paste (some would say "sludge") with a more or less meaty flavor. Shorebreak (Don't aggravate me, or talk irritating nonsense to me). to cut, fell, hit) Do it. Apparently, it is from the Old Dutch phrase meaning Spanish Melon. "Give me a hit of that joint please." When you hit the gooey rooibaard section of a six-blade slowboat in the Kei, you will also be lucky to emerge, with wits - and IQ - intact. Bunny chow can also refer to "slap" (soft) chips in bread. Eaten mostly in the townships, it is often found at braais. This time derived from the Afrikaans word stuk, which means "piece". —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 196.211.3.242 (talk) 18:27, 27 February 2007 (UTC). (Car) That oke has a styling chariot. Maybe from “position”? 15 slang phrases you’ll need to know in South Africa Languages Student Work South Africa Photo: Simone Wakaba Caroline van Looy Nov 18, 2014 1. This is then wedged in the bottom of the bottleneck so the dagga doesn’t fall out when you bust it or take a hit. Knaters (That rugby player is built like a brick shithouse), Stoot Cripple You can feel lekker. e.g. The past tense is "gedoen", which means "done". Rave (Let's have another drink), Kap it ('Kup ut') (As soon as I saw the police arrive, I left.). (Go to the toilet to defecate), Hap ('Hup') (Originally Afrikaans - Mate, friend, bru) Slightly old fashioned Afrikaans word that originates from the quaint Victorian word "Chum". See also Vai or Vaai. (Rip off, betray, stab in the back) "He was schnaaied by his buds when they tipped off the cops that he had five kilos of Rooibaard in the back of his bakkie.". ", Kap (As in “cup”) His full name is Nelson Rolihlahla (Roli-shla-shla) Mandela. (Afrikaans – “buck”) To be keen. The word jol, like the word kief, is a generic South African word. (Let's buy some cocaine) Onomatopoeic word that emulates the sucking sound as the powder slurps up the nostril. "Ek wil jou naai." (In a little bit) Universally used in South Africa, it means that the action will get done "eventually", but it might mean "never". D. DAGGA (Dugh-ghah) Marijuana, dope, ganga, cannabis. Bergwind This is also an affirmation. (Sandwich) Kids sometimes take a sarmie to school in the morning. Jits bru, jits. See also doob, spleef, neck, bane, slowboat, dagga, doobie, boom, skayf, chellum, pipe, bottle, etc. PotatoTheThird (talk) 17:22, 11 September 2011 (UTC), The Dutch word Bakvis and German word Backfisch for teenager originally mean a fish that is too small to be kept so it is thrown back into the water. Tearing Chorb In South Africa, a biscuit is actually a cookie. Hak ('Huk') (I was only joking). 2. This will only lead to a funny look. This could be by punching him, or yelling obscenities at him, or chastising him vigorously. Using a word from another South African language while speaking in English does not make it slang. These examples do show proper contextual usages of the words in question according to the definitions, but they're anything but neutral. ", Tjank (Chunk) YOU ALL ARE GOING ON AND ON ABOUT HOW PEOPLE ARE USING WROUNG WORDS FROM DIFFRENT LANGUAGES TO MAKE WROUNG STATEMENTS,BUT DOES IT REALY MATTER? Dirty words won't kill you, people. The … (Afrikaans – lit. (This food is delicious I tell you). ", Hundreds Any Afrikaans speaking district, usually rural. (Afrikaans - Female genitalia) "You are such a doos." To embrace the city’s ‘language’ requires an unusual approach: one of relaxation. Nooit ('Noy-t') Check See also carrots, drilled. Andreas  (T) 16:04, 23 October 2011 (UTC). Ideal for toddlers, little children and Vaalies. Skitsels are the stalks, pips and bits of leaves. They are baggies. Zonked Cape Doctor This has a better ring to it. Plak (“pluck”) Man in a Grey Suit also affliated to prison use (Rising swell, or organised person) "The surf is jacking up" (The surf is getting bigger). Rush How's your mind? Most of the words have incorrect meanings. (shark) See also gerbe and Johnny. “wave” as in “wave goodbye”.) Mullet Yissus, yerre, yussus To duck under a broken wave by pushing the front of your surfboard under the water, then levering the back of the board with your knee or foot as the wave passes overhead. Pomp ('Pormp') A tragic event a couple of years ago saw 700 tons of Kreef washed up along the West Coast of South Africa after the water became de-oxygenated from red tide. If it all sounds a little confusing, remember: Durban (or eThekwini) slang is a collision of the fast talking swag of the Indian population, the slower more relaxed speech of the beach community and the gooing in of some powerful Zulu words to dala you into being a true Durbanite. Joziboy 2 March 2006, 09:36 (UTC), You're sure that gesuip is derived from "animal drinking water", it sure looks like Dutch "zuipen", which according to vandale.nl primarily seems to mean "swig", (I know OK basic German, but my Dutch is slightly rudimentary, although it's much easier to read) 惑乱 分からん 00:40, 13 March 2006 (UTC). When you go and buy something, usually drugs. Dis ting Isit? Kotsblanket ", What what Snoep Joints were also called numbers (as in "one is the loneliest number you will ever do" by Three Dog Night in 1969). You also say "I was just charfing you." Jislaaik Capetonians (a.ka. Arvie Only a male can be an "oke" or an "ou", pronounced "Oh." If you heard Indians using these terms, well I would hope that they told you where they got it from. Porsie ('Paw-z-y') What Americans call a sidewalk, we call a pavement. Coloured is technically Black/African. If this was the question: "Did you check Occy pull off that insane move at Boneyards?" "Surfers' Disco was humming last night. Charf Rods Vloek ('Flook') Are you serious? So embrace the uniqueness of a sunny culture envied by the rest of the country and get into the rhythm of Durban. (Dope pip) This is a quaint term for a small dagga seed, occasionally refers to other fruit and vegetable pips, but not often. What kind? “Dop” may have come from “doppie”, which is the cap of a screw-top bottle (one tot). Roots The best are in Cape Town, cultural home of the Malay community. Lammie (‘lummy’) Some still do, in bushes or caves. (Exposed, sticking out like sore thumb, vulnerable) People who smoke too much dope get paranoid. A cheery slang form of saying “Hello”. Naff Skrik ('Skruk') The person closer to the white water has right of way, so this is a no-no. Gwarr, gwarry, gwat Rop What do you skeem?" (Parents) "My folks won't let me go to the jorl. "Are you tuning me kak China?" Their speciality might be Springbok, Blesbok or Eland. ", Jammie Originates from the Khoikhoi word dachab. A surfer who is hot. (A drink, refreshment) "Hey brah, I'm lank thirsty, lets grab a wettie.". Graze See bru, broer, bro, brahdeen. See doormat, sponge, gutslider, speedbump. This is an endearing term that is used by South Africans in just about every social situation. Used like "nooit". I for one know lots of Indian people here who use those words. "I have sussed it out" (I have worked it out), Swak (Part of a wave, part of a joint) When you hit a section called Impossibles at Jay Bay, you get pitted in an awesome barrel from which you will be lucky to emerge. Padkos is usually a few sarmies (sandwiches), some cooldrinks, chips, fruit and maybe a lekker stukkie biltong. When you get caught. (Makes you stoned) "Shewee bru, that spleef made me so on". (Where are you coming from?) (Car) "You have a kief jammie, broer" (You have a nice car, brah). (Afrikaans - Blue balls) With the strain of containing all that come, a man's tackle goes blue with the effort of holding back. Profanities, derogareries and explinations fixed. (Hassle, hard work) "It's such a schlep working for someone. Swazi Reds The wad of tobacco and dagga pips at the bottom of the bottleneck pipe. Bru ('Broo'), broer , brah, bro, bree, brahdeen (Posse, group of friends) Where's my brasse? If you take off on the wedgey part, you get loads of speed and can hit the lip with lots of force, getting lots of air. We had such a cool time at Jay Bay (enjoyment). Durban Poison Rage (Extreme inebriation) When an ou or a brah is on a rage, there is a strong chance he will get blotto. (Child) Derived from "picannin", which appears to originate from Zimbabwe when it was called Rhodesia. (Afrikaans – “Mistake”) "Oops, I made a blaps.". Slightly outdated township name for yellow police vehicles. (To aggravate someone) Whatever you do, if a big oke in a bar begins to pester you with stories of how he tore off a kudu's head with his bare hands, don't show your irritation by saying "Are you tuning me grief?" The Etimologiewoordeboek van afrikaans (van Wyk, 2003) says nè comes probably from Dutch : nie(t) waar, cites Boniface in 1832 recording "Hy zeg mus daar woord zoopies verkog, neh". (No way, absolutely not). Seriously, when in doubt, just say “Ag shame” and your sentiment will be greatly appreciated. That hot surfer rips, tears, carves and, of course, lacerates. "You doffie." You know, with thick sandstone walls and a verandah around them where the floor is polished red with Cobra floor polish. (Puke, blow chunks, bark the dog, park the tiger, technicoloured yawn). Lacking in the social graces, "Van" is usually a "plaas japie" (farm boy) from the platteland. The crude language and behaviour portrayed in this article and discussion is inappropriate and embarrassing to say the least. (I swore at Harry and he swore back). "Ting" refers to a joint, but "dis ting" doesn't always mean "this joint". (More genteel description of someone who engages in anal sex), Full on Bergie (bêr*gee) Indeed, some degree of wealth is part of the kugel stereotype. (Greeting) "Aweh my bru" (Hello my friend) Also howzit, yooit, hoesit, yo. Sawubona (First person singular) – If you meet a (Afrikaans - Fed up) Literally, "Hole full" (filled to the brim). "Shall we park off and watch the Rip Curl Search video for the 40th time?" Short for "How is it?" Shame! Mull I don't have formal citations, but I don't think discussing regional slang is necessarily the place for getting too formalistic about these. Linguist Eric Rosenthal says the word comes from the Spanish "pequeño". (Fancy, designer clothes, snob, friend) A number of variations on a word denoting someone who is well-dressed, or designer clothes, or a well-to-do function. China (Broken surf) Waves that have long broken and are washing sedately along the shoreline. (Pimple, or a feeble person) "Don't be such a dork Dick!" It is pronounced "snook", as in "look". The Doobie Brothers named their band after the word "Doobie", a word for dope that originated in California in the 60s, maybe before. Spew (Afrikaans – “Tree”, “dope”) Difficult to explain the translation – it is not as in “doom” – the “oo” sound opens up towards the end, to form the “um” sound. (Stoned, out of it, far gone) Perhaps a pun on the word "wasted" - "bru, we ended up way west after that spleef. (Left, departed) "As soon as I checked the boere pull in, I ducked." Check out Hagen Engler, the cool PE author with lank to choon about coastal slang. West, way west Comments: This is merely a more emphatic but long-winded version of "No, fine". "I got such a rush riding that 15’ barrel at the Crayfish Factory. Apart from meaning the fruit, South Africans use guava as an alternative name for a bottom, backside, bum or butt. "Just a bit of boom, Bernice. Pronounced "snoop" (as in "look") in the same way as snoek. Betters Kooks can be all ages. (No mate! When there is a break near a wall, pier or jetty. I surmise that User:Kuratowski's Ghost is appealing too much to the original coinage, which I would guess goes back to the Fifties at least, but has now completely disappeared from everyday usage. (Are you giving me shit?). Similarly, if you need a bullseye on the dart board to win, and you hurl the dart at the board without aiming, and it hits the bullseye, then it's a fluke. Ting Instead of saying 'Coming down the stairs, I slipped and fell on my bottom', it's more descriptive to say 'Coming down the stairs, I saw my ring.' Sawubona (First person singular) – If you meet a South African and you would like to greet them in isiZulu, you can say “Sawubona” meaning “greetings”. South Africa 48 female, 37, 1980, Coloured, Hout Bay (Western Cape) South Africa 49 male, 81, 1936, White, Napier (Western Cape) South Africa 50 female, 46, 1971, Coloured, Cape Town and the Transkei South Africa 51 female, 40, 1977, Xhosa, Queenstown (Eastern Cape) and Cape Town Windmill Stop, Stoppe ('Staw-pper') To swallow, to have a drink. (Afrikaans - to cry) "Yissis chick, quit chunking over that gebe. ), Dik (as in “dirk”) (State of nirvana for Rastafarians) Goofball South Africans think this is their word. Speedbump, Sponge (Stupid or mean act) If you pull an action, you do something stupid or mean. The town is similar to Torquay in Australia, also home to big name surf brands, and near a world-class wave. Kief ('Keef'), keef, kiff Dunce. Kished, kussed Pekkie, pikkie Like the all-encompassing "nice", used by semi-literate English speakers the world over, it can be used in any context, and is a convenient way to express a limited vocabulary. Blotto The waves were smoking. Variations include brah, bru, broer, bror, bro, bra, brra and brah. This word has a number of different meanings. If you don't feel like participating in a conversation with a dik ou at a braai, but don't wish to appear rude, just say "Isit" at appropiate gaps in his description of how he decapitated a Kudu with his bare hands. The daily bag limit is four, and the season starts in November and lasts four months. (Pete is such a doped up guy he's always doing stupid things. ‘Now now’ can actually be any time between now and next week. Most of the words here are not slang. In the Eastern Cape, a semantic hotbed of slang, it’s often pronounced 'brorr', 'bree', 'bra' (same as underwear) and 'braaah', with a drawn out vowel. "Hey bru, check this bankie I scored from my mert!" (Afrikaans – “to swear”) Swear at, intimidate. (Lose strength, or power) When you back out of something, you fade. Alternatively, your lover might be called a 'skrik', but that's not so lekker. (Stink) See hum. (Utility adjective) It is not used to paint a picture of "uniqueness", but rather as an extra adjective meaning "lank" or "kiff". It's from the Afrikaans word for brother (broer), which is pronounced 'broo' with a roll of the rrr at the end. (Afrikaans – slice) A piece of something, such as fruit. "Got a bit of salad there bru?". (Oh no! ", Kittes ('Kittis') "AAP – Girl/ Girlfriend" - This is completely incorrect. "That wave closed out. (Friend, buddy) "Jimmy's my big connection bru. (That pretty girl and her father sat on the back of the pickup truck), Ballie (with the “ball” part with a “u”, as in “lull” – bâllee) "This chow is kief ek sê." It will make you "lekker goofed". Can be used almost affectionately when talking about a roguish friend. The crude, but popular, description of the carnal act. While the literal Afrikaans meaning is “to stick” (with glue), this context refers to mindset. Poaching is a problem, but the bounty of the sea seems to continue providing. Many kugels are genuinely wealthy, or come from wealthy families. (Pickup truck in US, "Ute" in Australia) Many people own bakkies in South Africa, particularly in the rural areas. User:Kuratowski's Ghost replaced this note, saying "JAP is not comparable to kugel, kugel carries a connotation of being common but trying too hard to be appear wealthy and sophisticated and overdoing it, JAP implies being spolit due to actual wealth". (The palace) Let's chillout/parkoff in the pallas. Don't drop in on me again or I'll moer you with a pole." Section It refers to having a good time and is used in any context. (Coincidence, lucky break, by chance) If you never get barrelled, or tubed, but somehow get slotted by closing your eyes inside a closeout wave, and suddenly find yourself in the open air again, your friend could legitimately say: "That tube was a vloek". (Thanks, goodbye, yours sincerely) "Shot bru", "Shot Dot", "Shot". Seriously, when in doubt, just say […] Sorry This becomes the perfect orifice for making a lung-wrenching dagga pipe. There is no such word in linguistics. May have originated in California from the line "one is the loneliest number you will ever do" by the band Three Dog Night (1969), Oke ('Oak'), ou, o (as in “owe) Afrikaans – “farmer”. Does this need explanation? Bodyboarder Transkei Gold "Gat" can refer to your ass:"move your gat". That oke has no skaam." Or when you get something for nothing, as in "I scored a luck with Marie last night", or "hey bru, score me a entjie (cigarette)", or "My mom scored me R20 for condoms". Padkos ('put-koss') It was firing. Kaartjies South Africa 48 female, 37, 1980, Coloured, Hout Bay (Western Cape) South Africa 49 male, 81, 1936, White, Napier (Western Cape) South Africa 50 female, 46, 1971, Coloured, Cape Town and the Transkei South Africa 51 If you heard Indians using these terms, well I would hope that they told you where they got it … Did you just baff?" This is durban coloured slang! (In a little while) "We're going surfing now now." padece – slang for a white Afrikaans person, usually derogatory but sometimes used affectionately depending on context. (Another name for a dagga orifice.) This is outdated usage. A macho rugby playing beer-swilling beefcake, and the antithesis of a bungie, a leftie type often accused of not washing. An’ all. This is not used in the mafia sense in South Africa, much. "Some weird old ballie lives in that cave." (Afrikaans - Bite) This Afrikaans word is commonly used by English speakers. 15 slang phrases you’ll need to know in South Africa. You can shout "Eina!" Skay foot = voet (human), poot (animal) "The waves are classic." (Joint) As a reaction against all the 'get high quick' schemes, designer drugs, buttons, bottlenecks and nasty chemicals that go straight to your head, the purist head parks off, chills out and rolls a nice, slow burning doobie. (Afrikaans - Shame, embarassed) "Pieter pulled out his penis in a Pretoria petshop. (Makes you totally wasted). (To look at intently) Used as "don't globe me out, broer, or I'll moer you up". (Afrikaans – lit. (This doesn’t mean my car is a Model T Ford. (Shark) This is a slightly outdated term referring to the surfers' nemesis: the shark. The Arrive Alive Road Safety website would like to share Road Safety Suggestions for the... Be careful when you gesture in a foreign country, because a friendly greeting in one... Where to get tested for Covid-19 | North West, Where to get tested for Covid-19 | Limpopo, South African traveller visits famous landmarks – at home, Abelana Game Reserve: In service of the community, 5 reasons to pick the Maldives as your next friendcation destination, Cape Town ranked as one of the best cities for remote working, Exceptional photos from 8 South African National Parks. (Joint) "Let's make a number." Before you realise it you’ll Same thing, 'los it', 'las it'. It is a natural by-product from brewer's yeast. (I dropped my pants and exposed my rectal area.) (Radical, extreme, over the top) "That footage of the oke frying on the electric chair was hectic bru. Rooibos (Afrikaans – vicious, wild) Wound up, aggressive, feeling strong. That's why lazy English speakers adopted only the 'broo' sound. This created a generation of winos, of which the Bergie may well be a sad consequence, in part. The southeaster howls across the Cape Peninsula in summer, often forming a whispy, creamy white cloud that rolls over Table Mountain in the shape of a "table cloth". Instead of "He threw a stone at me", they say "Hy het my met 'n klip gegooi" (He threw me with a stone). In Afrikaans, the word "doening" doesn't exist. Used by some people as a stand-alone expletive. This word comes from Zulu, not Afrikaans. Grown in KwaZulu Natal, this dagga is minty, almost peppery, and "makes on". "I was slukking a dop when that oke caught a klap for slukking his zol." ", Blik, blikkie (as in “twit”, “nit”, “sit”) (Don't be a jerk) If your friend has just spewed over the side of your car, you would call indignantly "What kind? See also dagga noun 2 sense 1 , Tegwini . (Afrikaans - Stingy) This is not a fish, but a noun or verb referring to extreme stinginess. Delicious. Lank younger surfers use this old mariner's greeting. ", Suss Axed Thunder thighs (Afrikaans - Thingamabob, wotzit, whatchamacallit) In any rural town in South Africa, you might overhear the mechanic say to his colleague, "Johannes, pass me the dinges wot you screw on the top of the carburettor. Although it means literally "flat land", it also applies to mountainous and hilly regions such as the wine-growing region near Cape Town. It is starchy and is often eaten with haricot or red beans, dunked in gravy stew. http://www.wavescape.co.za/bot_bar/surfrikan/slang.html stomach = maag (human), pens (animal) (Afrikaans) Battered car. "Tune me the ages" (Tell me the time). Knob, knobber Grief It remains rural and beautiful, with rolling green hills that fall into the sea as jagged cliffs. It is the staple diet and source of income for many Malay fisherman on the peninsula. The only difference is the consistency of Super Tubes, which ranks as one of the best five waves on Planet Earth. Koppe ('Korper') Using words form the immigrant communities in English for things of those communities - like "chouriço", does not not make it slang - again, it is a loanword. "Bok for the jol" (Keen to party). Goofball Apart from it’s other meanings (to give someone a smack), it is widely used to denote a take on a joint. (Excessive vomiting) "After dopping (drinking) three bottles of Tassies (cheap wine brand), Tommie chundered all over my cabbie (car). or "That girl is classic." Boere ", Hang the brown bear in the porcelain cave Maybe there should be a Durban slang category? (Good wave) "I scored a bomb." "Supers is pumping bru! If help is needed then people from www.woes.co.za can be contacted with editing the page. Fade Literal connatations with a variety of farm water pumps, windmills. (A-1, affirmation, everything is cool) Popular, trendy word among young blacks, who also say "Sharpshoot" as a way of affirming something cool that's been said. 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