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Literally “shit”. Popular uses include “What a load of kak” and “Don’t talk kak”.
Hangover. Usage: “Jeez, I had too many dops last night. I’ve got a hectic babbelas.”
Okay. This is a complicated one. An expression of agreement. Or a greeting. Or a way of saying goodbye. Or a way of saying “Okay, sure.” Or a way of … forget it.
What Americans would term a “pick-up”. A two-seater light vehicle with an open rear cargo area. The rear is often used to transport an impossible number of workers who stare back at you in traffic and make you feel awkward and a bit guilty.
Common word for sneakers.
Common term that denotes a wide range of emotions from joy and surprise to confusion and anger. When in doubt, use it.
Gross, disgusting. “Check, that guy is picking his nose.” “Siff, boet.”
Term used for a type of homeless person in Cape Town. Originates from “berg”, which is the Afrikaans word for mountain, referring to the homeless people who used to live on Table Mountain but who now live mainly in the city. Pronounce the harsh “g” as if you’ve swallowed an insect and are trying to clear it from your throat.
When you’re asking for directions and someone says: “Left at the third robot,” it is not because our streets are overrun with menacing cyborgs made by Japanese scientists. No. A robot is simply our word for traffic light.