SOUTH AFRICAN WORDS FOR THINGS

Loosely inspired by @julieann718 (these may be part of the dialect in other places too, probably). πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦
  1. β€’
    This is a robot
  2. β€’
    These are takkies
  3. β€’
    These are naartjies
  4. β€’
    This is a bakkie
  5. β€’
    This is a cooldrink or a fizzy drink
  6. β€’
    This is a soda
  7. β€’
    This is a dassie
    (Aka rock hyrax)
  8. β€’
    This is a dummy
  9. β€’
    This is a frikkadel
    To be fair, we do also use the term meatballs a lot.
  10. β€’
    This is a koki
  11. β€’
    This is lip-ice
    Just like Americans tend to call all lipbalms chapstick, we name it after our most common brand.
  12. β€’
    These are mealies
  13. β€’
    This is a sosatie
  14. β€’
    This is a stoep
  15. β€’
    This is a taxi
  16. β€’
    This is jam
    (We were a British colony after all)
  17. β€’
    THIS is jelly
    (Thanks @fatzm1)
  18. β€’
    This is biltong
    (Granted, it's way better than jerky 😜)
  19. β€’
    This is a braai
  20. β€’
    This is tomato sauce