Hilarious! The 'Warn this Guy in Afrikaans Challenge'

Hilarious! The 'Warn this Guy in Afrikaans Challenge'

This Mzansi challenge has social media users in tears! 

Hilarious! Warn this guy in Afrikaans challenge
Hilarious! Warn this guy in Afrikaans challenge/ screenshot TikTok

Kan jy 'n bietjie Afrikaans praat?

This newest trend on the block asks us to warn a onbewus oke about the crocodile who is about to chomp his boude af. 

For many who do not speak the language and are privy to it via school subjects or colloquialisms, this challenge is right up their alley.

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On the other hand, those who are natural speakers have found humour in the ridiculous effort put into it.

Take a look at this South African trend: 

@ladique #greenscreen ♬ original sound - LadiQue

From "Lacoste" to "lekker slapp", this trend has Afrikaans teachers around Mzansi in a fritz and the rest of us in tears.

Here are some of the most hilarious responses we came across:

  • "nooduitgang" - emergency exit 
  • "Die poepol sal dood, gou gou"- The poop hole will die, quick quick
  • "Kyk uit!! Nee die crocodile gaan jou gebite" - Look out!! No the crocodile will bite you
  • "Gevaar, Gevaat, GEVAAAR LACOSTE"- 
    Danger, Sense, DANGER, Fashion brand with a crocodile as the main logo (Lacoste)
  • "7 de laan"- Afrikaans television series 
  • "Basop my brother" - The intended word is pasop and it means beware
  • "Die krock is agter jou gat" - The croc is behind your backside

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Many "taal talkers" are beside themselves. "This challenge sended me. Literally took me out" shares one and "this is like when my English airtime runs out" shares another. 

While many of us sit and contemplate the validity of Matric Afrikaans marks, we are eager to see how this challenge will go in isiZulu, isiXhosa, Sesotho, and more.

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