Which word do we use in South Africa to say that everything is fine?

What words are only used in South Africa?

South African slang everyone should know

  • Ag, man! [ ach—mun] …
  • Aikona! [ eye-koh-na] …
  • Babbelas [bub-ba-las] Derived from the Zulu word ‘ibhabhalazi’, it is used to describe a bad hangover.
  • Biltong [bill—tong] …
  • Bobotie [buh-boor-tea] …
  • Bliksem [bluhk–sim] …
  • Boet [no other way to say it but for “boet”] …
  • Boerewors [boor-uh-vors]

What are South African expressions?

43 South African Slang Expressions You Need to Know

  • Ag man! [Ach-man] …
  • Aikona – not on your life. [eye-koh-na] or [hi-koh-na] …
  • Babbelas – hangover. [bub-ba-las] …
  • Biltong – seasoned strips of dried meat. …
  • Bobotie – a spicy mince dish. …
  • Bliksem – to hit. …
  • Bitter koud — very cold. …
  • Boet – brother.

What does Chana mean in South Africa?

chana. This does not come from the isiZulu word for nephew. It is simply a misspelling of the Cockney rhyming slang for “mate” – china (plate). —

How do you say cool in SA?

Kief [kif], derived from Arabic (kayf), means cool, great, awesome or neat. Eg. ‘That’s a kief car!

What does Dala mean?

Dala (dah-lah): This one is tricky, because it has more than one meaning. It could mean ‘fight’, ‘to kiss’ or ‘to do’. The most common phrase used is “Dala what you must” that means “do what you must”

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What does Motjie mean?

Motjie – Girlfriend / Wife.

What does Haibo mean?

An expression of surprise or shock (basically means wow), mostly used by Xhosa speaking people. It can also be spelt as Hayibo.

What does Doos mean in South Africa?

doos in British English

(dʊəs ) South Africa vulgar, slang. a foolish or despicable person.