Top 10 Signs You Speak Like A True South African

6. You say “Ag”

This is one of the most useful South African words. It can be used to start a reply when you are asked a tricky question, as in: “Ag, I don’t know.” Or a sense of resignation.

7. You say “Howzit”

This is a universal South African greeting, and you will hear this word throughout the country. It is often accompanied with the word “Yes!” as in: “Yes, howzit?” In which case you answer: “No, fine.”

8. You say “Braai”

This term stands for Barbecue [from Afrikaans for barbecue; mainstream word to mean barbecue in all South African languages

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