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South African Slang
Varieties of English
"I've noticed a few fun language quizzes (Aussie lingo, rhyming slang etc.) and decided to throw some more choice into the mix. Behold, my first try - a Saffa (South African) lingo quiz!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Below are a couple of greetings, some of which you may have heard before. Which one is typically South African?
If you were in Cape Town, South Africa and one of the locals invite you to a braai, which of the following would you be more likely to take with you?
Suntan lotion and a towel
Boerewors and Castle
If a South African says to you "Lekker tekkies bru!", what does that mean?
Nice running shoes man!
Pass me the salt!
Why the long face?
I've got a massive headache!
If you were told in South Africa "a couple of skelms have just scaled that bakkie", what would you have been told?
Some climbers managed to reach the summit
A few thieves have stolen a pick-up truck
Two fellows chopped that tree down
The surveyours measured the building site
South Africans sometimes say "I've got a heavy babbie, I need to crash!" What does it mean?
I have got a massive hangover, I need some sleep
This is too much work for me, I'm going home
This is a massive load, give me a hand
I am really tired, I want to sit down
When a Saffa tells you he/she will do something "just now" or "now now", they generally mean to do it when?
In a minute
Translate the South African sentence into 'real' English: "This other oke skipped the red robot"
He jumped over a scarlet android
The man drove through the red traffic lights
Someone else missed the last train
The man left out the important bit
When in Pretoria (Capital of South Africa) and you find yourself on the wrong side of the tracks and are being told "Don't charf my cherry, I'll buckle your frame China!", what are you being told?
Don't look at my dessert, yours is coming!
Leave my girl alone, I will smash your head in son!
Stop using my pool cue, use your own!
Take me home, I'm your dream girl!
Which of the following can you drink?
Both of these
None of these
"Chips" in South Africa means/refers to:
All of these
'Look out!' [A warning]
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