Last week my goal was to learn how to say different foods in Afrikaans. That crashed and burned! I learned that the words that I wanted to learn such as “taco” and “sausage”, are simply the same in English. BUT! I do know one African food that I can share about. It is called pap (pronounced like pup, but you say it really fast LOL).
I was first introduced to pap in the summer. To me, it tasted and reminded me of what would be corn oatmeal. In South Africa it is used as a side for a dish, sort of like how potatoes are used as a side! Just a little tid bit..
BUT, by connecting the Afrikaans word to something I have experience with, it helped me remember what it is called. I have never forgot the name. Another food I am familiar with is Boers Wars. It is a type of sausage.
Making these type of real life connections helps me stay motivated for the learning project (maybe because I REALLY love food).
To be more aware of South African culture, and being inspired by Megan’s own project, I started listening to music in Afrikaans! The most intriguing channel I found is musical group, Die Antwoord. They are quite popular in South Africa! Not sure if it is appropriate to put a song on my blog- because I don’t understand any of it!
Stay tuned for next week to learn about what else I learn in Afrikaans, if I learn more about this musical group, and who knows- maybe I will even try a new African recipe!