Kitchen Vocabulary (Food)

Hello friends,

Today I will share some 30 odd Afrikaans food names.

The English word will always be first with the Afrikaans word following.


  • Apple – Appel
  • Pear – Peer
  • Banana – Piesang
  • Strawberry – Arby
  • Grape – Druif
  • Tomato – Tamatie
  • Potato – Aartappel
  • Cucumber – Komkommer
  • Lettuce – Blaarslaai
  • Corn – Mielies
  • Orange – Lemoen
  • Lemon – Suurlemoen
  • Watermelon – Waatlemoen
  • Onion – Ui
  • Pumpkin – Pampoen
  • Apricot – Appelkoos
  • Peach – Perske
  • Pineapple – Pynappel
  • Carrot – Wortel
  • Cabbage – Kool
  • Rockmelon – Spanspek
  • Avocado – Avokado
  • Coconut – Klapper
  • Butternut – Botterskorsie
  • Squash – Botterskorsie
  • Gem squash – Skorsie
  • Olive – Olyf
  • Beetroot – Beet
  • Lime – Lemmetjie
  • Mandarin – Naartjie
  • Passionfruit – Grenadilla

Cheers!

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