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10 South African English Slangs You Should Know

Yes, South Africans speak English and don’t even start with a question like “So if you’re from South Africa, why are you white?” on someone when it’s your first time in their country.

South Africa has 11 official languages but English is the commonly spoken language throughout the country. Cool right? So what are some of the South African English slangs that you might encounter while visiting the country? Here’s 10 of them.

1. Braai

Photo Source : Neshika Thakurdin

Photo Source : Neshika Thakurdin

If it’s your first time in South Africa, be ready to be invited to a braai or backyard barbecue. Whatever the day, the occasion, or the weather is, no one can stop South Africans from having that good braai.


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