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Primary Language

South Africa has eleven official languages. The main languages spoken in the Western Cape and Cape Town are English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa. English is spoken throughout the country.

Some useful phrases (English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa):

  • Good Morning: Goeiemore, Molo
  • Hello: Hallo, Bhota
  • Good - bye: Totsiens, Hamba Kakuhle (go well) or Sala kakuhle (stay well)
  • Thank you: Dankie, Enkosi
  • Help!: Hulp, Nceba
  • Please: Asseblief, Ncela
  • Excuse me: Verskoon my, Uxolo
  • How much does this cost: Hoeveel kos dit?, Yimalini?
  • Yes: Ja, Ewe
  • No: Nee, Hayi
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