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Friday, January 7, 2011

South African Words

South Africa has 11 official languages, but English is spoken almost everywhere we go.  Although, there are many words that are used that are very different than the English we are used to!  Here are some common words used here in South Africa along with the word we would use in the US. 
1. till - cash register

2. trolley - shopping cart
3. queue - line (like at store)
4. flickers - turn signals
5. koakies- markers
6. serviette - napkin
7. robot - stop light (ex. "Make a left turn at the 2nd robot.")
8. chappies - chewing gum
9. lift - elevator
10. boot - trunk of car
11. nappy - diaper
12. dummy - pacifier
13. pram - baby stroller
14. takkies- tennis shoes
15.  rubbish - trash
16. post - mail 
17. fringe - bangs (hair)

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