Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Afrikaans, Nê

Today's Southafricanism is Nê

[pronounced neh] informal exclamation. It means "Really?" or "is that so?" or "don't you agree?" or "izit?".   Often used dripping with sarcasm.



Used liberally by Afrikaans speakers for emphasis.  

Usage:  “I went to the shop, nê, and I bought some milk, nê, and then I came home, nê…

or  

"That bakkie checks out lekker, nê?"



3 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Like the Canada word eh.

Paula Kaye said...

Interesting!!

Bailey Schneider said...

This is awesome, ne?
xxx

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