Frequent question: How do you say bro in South Africa?

bro/bra/bru/boet/boetie – a close male friend and a term of affection used by one male to another. All words are variations of the word “broer” in Afrikaans meaning “brother”. Boetie (Pronounced ‘Boet – tea’) specifically means little brother in Afrikaans because of the “ie” diminutive suffix.

How do you say awesome in South Africa?

Kief [kif], derived from Arabic (kayf), means cool, great, awesome or neat. Eg. ‘That’s a kief car! ‘

How do you say buddy in South Africa?

Bra / Bru – friend



This term is commonly used to call a friend, pal or buddy.

What does Haibo mean in South Africa?

12. Jislaaik, Jussie, Jo, Haibo, and Haw | Used to express surprise or confusion. Example: “Jislaaik bru, that was a big wave!” or “Haibo, you’re not 21.”

How do you say bye in South Africa?

In typical South African multi-purpose style, ‘aweh‘ can also mean ‘goodbye’ or ‘yes’.

What does phara mean in South Africa?

Also known as phara-phara. A term that refers to a drug addict who often terrorizes the community through criminal activities. The term is mostly used in Xhosa and Zulu speaking communities. In Gauteng, this person would be called a Nyaope Boy.

How do you say beautiful in South African?

The word beautiful is KUHLE in Zulu. Zulu is a major Bantu language spoken in South Africa.

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What does hongi mean in South Africa?

The meaning of hongi roughly translates to the “sharing of breath,” which is a fairly significant gesture. Once a visitor, also referred to as a manuhiri, enacts the hongi with a local, a sense of responsibility is also imparted to that individual about their place in the delicate ecosystem of the island.

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