Afrikaans words that can't be translated to any other language
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Afrikaans words that can't be translated to any other language

There are simply some words in Afrikaans you cannot translate to any other language. 

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Afrikaans is so unique and adds so much colour to our lives! 


If you had to directly translate ‘springmielies’ then it would be jumping corn! However, it is popcorn!


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1. Trapsuutjie


Meaning: chameleon


2. Woefkardoes


Meaning: Doggy bag


3. Skoppelmaai


Meaning: Swing


4. Kattebak


Meaning: Boot


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Are there any words you would like to add to the list that would almost be impossible to translate

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