I am a native Afrikaans speaker, but as is the case with most people in South Africa, I am also fluent in English. At university I took some classes in Spanish.

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Afrikaans South Africa

Koebaai Meraai

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Some People

(Goodbye Meraai) • Meraai is a name often associated with the Cape coloured community of South Africa. It is especially used in jokes and funny stories. Koebaai is an Afrikaansified term for the English goodbye. These two terms rhyme which gives this phrase a playful connotation.

“Koebaai Meraai.”

“Goodbye Meraai.”

Afrikaans South Africa


Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(n.) • (yellow peach rain) • This expression refers to a type of rain that occurs around the time when yellow peaches come in season in South Africa. It describes a type of soft, but persistent rain.

"Dis regte geelperkereën wat nou val."

"It's real yellow peach rain falling at the moment."