Your favourite Afrikaans sayings?

“Wat weet a mol van kaas?” and other hilarious phrases. Can you add to Nicole Sweet’s list?

When social media monger @Nixie_Nix posed this question on her Facebook page, she didn’t anticipate 50 or so replies. But, while many of them were funny... most were not exactly valid. Or even appropriate.

Thing is, she wasn’t after slang (although, if you have some decent colloquialisms, then pop them in the box below), she was looking for traditional Afrikaans phrases and expressions.

You know, those that ring in a bit of truth, and those that stir up some fond memories...

Here are some of our favourites – can you think of more?

- Jakkals prys sy eie stert.
-Die appel val nie ver van die boom af nie. -Bradley 

-My stomp staan stil en my blaare roer nie. -Heidi 

-Wat weet a mol van kaas?
-Soen jy jou ma met dai vuil bek? -Olando 

-Jy's skaars soes hoender tande. -Lizelle 

-Hoe meer jy doen, hoe meer kan jy doen
-Agter is donker, voor is lig. -Roscoe 

-Hoog by iemand aangeskrewe staan.
-Die aapstuipe kry.
-Hard met die aarde kennis maak. -Brent 

- Die aap uit die mou laat.
- Stille waters diepe grond.
- Onder draai die duiwel rond. -Clinton

- Stilbly is ook 'n antwoord. -Lee  

- Women24

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