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Akubekuhle(Pronounced'aakobeckhoole')meaningcheers,tocheersadrinkorthanksinZulu Aikonanotonyourlife/never Aita(Pronounced'aitah')agreeting Babbelas(Pronounced'bubelaas')SouthAfricanAfrikaansforahangover Bakgat(Pronounced'buckghat')whensomethingisdonecorrectly Bakkie(Pronounced'buckkey')autility/pickuptruckorTupperwarecontainer BitterKoud(Pronounced'bitterrcoat')SouthAfricanAfrikaansforverycold Eina!(Pronounce'ei'asan'a')ouch! Fundiexpert'umfundisi'meaningteacherorpreacher Hundredsexcellent,goodHibuddyhowareyou?Iamhundreds Laduma!(Pronounced"Laaa""doooo""ma!")itthundersinZuluusedwhenagoalisscoredinSouth Africansoccermatches Lekkergreat/tasty Padkosfoodfortheroad/journey SiffUsedinSouthAfricanEnglishtodiscribedisgusting,horribleorugly"Thismilkshakeissiff!

" Tsotsi(Pronounced'Tzotzi')apersonwhodoesnogood,gangster,layabout bakvissieagigglyteenagegirl(frombakvis,afishtoosmalltobekeptandthrownbackintothewater). befokreallygood,exciting,coolasin"Therockshowwasbefok."[Donotconfusewithgefok.]Can alsomean"crazy"inaverystrongsense,asin"Areyoubefok?"derogatory(err:definitelynotapolite enquiry)."Ekhetdaaioubefok"meaningIcheatedthatguyinatransaction.Profanitythebase'fok' meaningtohavesex(similarto"fuck") bekderogatorytermformouth(Afrikaans:ananimal'smouth)houjoubek"shutup,shutyourtrap" (literally""holdyour[animal's]mouth").ThistranslateswellintoBritishEnglishas"Shutyourgob." blerrie/bladdyhelldamn bliksemstrike,hit,punchalsousedasanexpressionofsurprise/emphasis(rude).Itderivesfromthe Dutchwordfor"lightning",andoftenoccursinconjunctionwithdonner.UsedasacurseinAfrikaans:Jou bliksem!(Youbastard!)UsedtocursethatBliksemTaxi. boomLiteraltranslationis"tree"butiscommonlyusedtorefertomarijuana bossies,orbosbefokcrazy,whacko,mad.Alsoatermforonewhohasshellshock.Referstothetime oftheSouthAfricanBorderWarwheresoldiersspenttimeinthebush("bos/bosse")andwouldreturn homesufferingbattleflashbacks(PostTraumaticStressDisorder). bramalefriendcompareAmericanEnglish:"dude" daggamostcommonwordformarijuana. dingesthingamabob,awotzitorawhatchamacallit dofstupidorslowtounderstand. dronkiedrunkard fokAfrikaansfor"fuck",canbeusedinmostwaysitisusedinEnglish.Fokken=fucking,gefok= fucked. insymoerbadlydamaged,destroyed(rude,oftenconsideredprofanitydueto'moer'tobeatup) jislaaik!expressionofsurprise,canbepositiveornegative.Oftenusedwhenyougetafright,but equallyoftenduringparticularlyexcitingpartsofarugbygame. joanexpressionofsurprisee.g.,"Jo,thatwasrude""Jo,yougavemeafright!"pron.yoasinyonder) kakLiteraltranslation:shit.crap,rubbish,nonsense(vulgar),ofverywideusage.Alsousedasaway

offurtherexpressingone'sfeelinginlanguage,forexample,insteadof"thatgirlispretty"onecansay emphatically"thatgirliskakpretty!" maafoedimotherfucker,asin"Joumaaifoedi" malmad,crazy,insane mosAfrikaans,impliesthatwhathasbeensaidiswellknownorselfevident(aformalpartofgrammar, theclosestEnglishequivalentwouldbe"duh!")."Ekdrinkmostee."("Idrinktea,duh!").Usedatthe endofasentence,asin"...Jyweetmos."("...Youknowthen.") skraalveryhungry.(Durbanregion,fromAfrikaansfor"thin"or"emaciated".) soektolookfortroublewithsomeone/toantagonise/tostiruptrouble="yousoekingwithme?" Afrikaans:"toseekorlookfor". steekstab,poke(withknife)."He/shesteekedher/him"="He/shepokedher/him".Alsosee"naai"= Nicksteekedmestukkend. voertsek,voetsekgetlost,buzzoff,goaway,run,scram,stuffoff,buggeroff(itcanbeconsidered rude,dependingonthecontext)usuallyusedwhenreferringtoananimal.FromtheDutch"vort,zegik" usedwithanimals,meaning"Goaway!"or"Getmoving" haw!expressionofdisbelief,surprise.PronouncedlikeEnglish"how!".FromtheZulu"hawu". lekgotlaorkgotlaplanningsession,orstrategy(usedmostlyinofficialgovernmentpapers,butevenin paperswritteninEnglish)(fromSesotho(le)kgotlacourtyard) cherpsorchips"Watchout"or"Moveouttheway",asin"Chipschipseveryone,herecomesthe teacher!"(distinctfromthefoodorsnack).Alsooftenusedwhensomethinggetsthrown,ortoask someonetostepouttheway.Compare"headsup!". giverocks,totobeindifferent.Forexample:Igiverocksaboutyourconcerns!(Icouldn'tcareabout yourconcerns!)Canalsobeabbreviatedto"Giverocks.",andthenegativeversion"Idon'tgiverocks" meansexactlythesamething jukkaalazypersonoraloser highergradeabittoocomplicated(fromtheSouthAfricanmatricdivisionofexamsintostandard gradeandhighergrade.Thesystemofdividingsubjectsintohigherandstandardgradehasbecome nonexistentasof2008.) schemetothinkthat(e.g."Ischemeweshouldgohomenow"usageevolvedfromthehyperbole"What areyouscheming?"askedofapersondeepinthought.) whenweanostalgicwhitemigrantfromotherpartsofAfrica,especiallyZimbabwe:"whenwewerein Rhodesia...