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Meaning of South African words and phrases

Eish: used to express surprise, annoyance or pain (originally derived from Xhosa)

Hamba Kahle: Stay well or go well (Zulu)

Phakamani: Rise Up (Zulu)

Sies tog: Shame (Afrikaans) – both English and Afrikaans versions are very popular South African expressions

Tot weer siens: Until we see each other again (Afrikaans)