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Freelang Afrikaans-English dictionary

Afrikaans is an Indo-European language spoken mainly in South Africa by about 10 million speakers. Afrikaans and Dutch are to a very large extent mutually intelligible, although they have separate spelling standards.

Features of this dictionary

Download our free dictionary (for Windows) and browse both the Afrikaans-English and the English-Afrikaans lists. Look up a word, add or modify an entry, and learn words at your own rhythm from a personal learning list. Click here to learn more about the features or scroll down to download the program. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.


Scroll down to downloadClick to look up the Afrikaans dictionary online


Word list information

Many thanks to Jon McKenna for the last updates, and also to Adam, Willem and Ettore for sending us their lists.

List status: © Freelang / Jon McKenna

Afrikaans > English: 11,265 words
English > Afrikaans: 12,089 words

Last update: March 21, 2014
First upload: 1997


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1. Read and accept the terms of our copyright notice

2. Click here to download the program (2.41 mb)

3. Click here to download the Afrikaans word list (942.34 kb)

4. Double click on each file and install in suggested folder.

Other websites about Afrikaans language

  • African Languages Online Tutor - A website to learn Afrikaans: complete pronunciation guide, vocabulary organised by themes, grammar (for beginners, intermediate and advanced), but also literature, poetry, songs...
  • - First words in Afrikaans, general phrases, grammar and additional vocabulary.
  • Nedweb - Development and notable characteristics of Afrikaans.