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  • Rescue on Table Mountain: Elize's Close Call and Lesson Learned

    18 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Afrikaans: Rescue on Table Mountain: Elize's Close Call and Lesson Learned Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/rescue-on-table-mountain-elizes-close-call-and-lesson-learned/ Story Transcript: Af: Die wind waai sag oor Tafelberg, en die son sak stadig oor die horison. En: The wind blows gently over Table Mountain, and the sun sets slowly over the horizon. Af: Elize glimlag breed, opgewonde oor die bergstap. En: Elize smiles broadly, excited about the hike. Af: Die lug is vars, en die uitsig oor Kaapstad is asemrowend. En: The air is fresh, and the view over Cape Town is breathtaking. Af: Elize dra haar gemaklike skoene en dra 'n klein rugsak met water en 'n toebroodjie. En: Elize wears her comfortable shoes and carries a small backpack with water and a sandwich. Af: Sy begin op die roete, elke stap lig en vol energie. En: She starts on the trail, each step light and full of energy. Af: Sy bewonder die blomme en bome langs die pad, en luister na die voëls se gesang. En: She admires the flowers and trees along the path and listens to the birds singing. Af: Maar net toe sy om 'n hoek kom, gly haar voet op 'n los klip. En: But just as she rounds a corner, her foot slips on a loose rock. Af: "Ag nee! En: "Oh no!" Af: " roep sy uit. En: she exclaims. Af: Haar enkel draai pynlik, en sy val op die grond. En: Her ankle twists painfully, and she falls to the ground. Af: Elize probeer opstaan, maar die pyn in haar enkel is te erg. En: Elize tries to stand up, but the pain in her ankle is too severe. Af: Sy gaan sit en kyk na haar rooi en geswolle enkel. En: She sits down and looks at her red and swollen ankle. Af: Sy besef dat sy nie verder kan stap nie. En: She realizes that she can't continue hiking. Af: Elize voel paniek opkom, maar sy haal diep asem. En: Elize feels panic rising, but she takes a deep breath. Af: Sy dink aan al die verhale wat sy van ander stapper gehoor het. En: She thinks of all the stories she has heard from other hikers. Af: "Ek kan dit doen," fluister sy vir haarself. En: "I can do this," she whispers to herself. Af: Sy haal haar selfoon uit, maar daar is geen sein nie. En: She takes out her cellphone, but there is no signal. Af: Sy kyk rond en sien niemand in sig nie. En: She looks around and sees no one in sight. Af: Sy dink vinnig. En: She thinks quickly. Af: Sy onthou dat sy haar gesin vertel het van haar staproete. En: She remembers that she told her family about her hiking route. Af: Hulle sal na haar begin soek as sy nie betyds terug is nie. En: They will start looking for her if she doesn't return on time. Af: Maar sy moet veilig bly totdat hulle kom. En: But she must stay safe until they come. Af: Elize maak haarself gemaklik onder 'n groot boom by die pad. En: Elize makes herself comfortable under a large tree by the path. Af: Sy haal haar waterbottel uit en neem 'n groot sluk. En: She takes out her water bottle and takes a big sip. Af: Sy eet haar toebroodjie stadig en probeer kalm bly. En: She eats her sandwich slowly and tries to stay calm. Af: Tyd gaan stadig verby, maar uiteindelik hoor sy stemme. En: Time passes slowly, but eventually, she hears voices. Af: Twee ander stappers kom om die draai. En: Two other hikers come around the bend. Af: "Help! En: "Help!" Af: " roep Elize. En: Elize calls out. Af: Die twee stappers, 'n man en 'n vrou, hardloop na haar toe. En: The two hikers, a man and a woman, run to her. Af: Hulle kyk na haar enkel en besluit om hulp te gaan roep. En: They look at her ankle and decide to call for help. Af: Die vrou bly by Elize, terwyl die man omdraai om hulp te kry. En: The woman stays with Elize while the man turns back to get help. Af: Na 'n ruk kom die man terug met twee reddingswerkers. En: After a while, the man returns with two rescuers. Af: Hulle dra 'n draagbaar en help Elize op. En: They carry a stretcher and help Elize onto it. Af: Sy voel verligting deur haar hele lyf. En: She feels relief throughout her body. Af: Hulle neem haar stadig af die berg, en weer in die stad, neem hulle haar na die hospitaal. En: They take her slowly down the mountain, and back in the city, they take her to the hospital. Af: By die hospitaal word haar enkel verbind, en Elize voel beter. En: At the hospital, her ankle is bandaged, and Elize feels better. Af: Sy glimlag en dank haar redders. En: She smiles and thanks her rescuers. Af: "Dankie dat julle my gehelp het," sê sy. En: "Thank you for helping me," she says. Af: Elize weet dat sy veilig is, en sy dink aan hoe sy weer een dag die berg sal klim – maar hierdie keer sal sy versigtiger wees. En: Elize knows she is safe, and she thinks about how she will climb the mountain again one day – but this time, she will be more careful. Af: En so, met 'n geswolle enkel en 'n goeie les geleer, keer Elize huis toe, dankbaar vir die hulp en die asemrowende landskap van Tafelberg. En: And so, with a swollen ankle and a valuable lesson learned, Elize returns home, grateful for the help and the breathtaking landscape of Table Mountain. Vocabulary Words: - gently: sag - horizon: horison - breathtaking: asemrowend - comfortable: gemaklike - trail: roete - admires: bewonder - slips: gly - exclaims: roep uit - twists: draai - severe: erg - swollen: geswolle - panic: paniek - whispers: fluister - signal: sein - makes herself comfortable: maak haarself gemaklik - sip: sluk - slowly: stadig - voices: stemme - calls out: roep - rescuers: reddingswerkers - stretcher: draagbaar - relief: verligting - returns: keer - bandaged: verbind - valuable: goeie - excited: opgewonde - flowers: blomme - trees: bome - steps: stap - birds singing: voëls se gesang
    15m 38s
  • A Day at the Cape: Unwinding amid Grapes and Sunsets

    17 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Afrikaans: A Day at the Cape: Unwinding amid Grapes and Sunsets Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/a-day-at-the-cape-unwinding-amid-grapes-and-sunsets/ Story Transcript: Af: Die son skyn helder oor die Kaapsewynlandgoed. En: The sun shines brightly over the Cape wine estate. Af: Pieter en Annelize sit onder 'n groot eikeboom. En: Pieter and Annelize sit under a large oak tree. Af: Hulle geniet die koel skadu. En: They enjoy the cool shade. Af: Die wingerde strek so ver as wat die oog kan sien. En: The vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see. Af: “Ek is so bly ons het vandag hier gekom,” sê Annelize met 'n glimlag. En: “I’m so glad we came here today,” Annelize says with a smile. Af: Pieter glimlag terug. En: Pieter smiles back. Af: “Ek ook. Dit is pragtig hier. Die wyn is heerlik en die uitsig is ongelooflik.” En: “Me too. It’s beautiful here. The wine is delicious, and the view is incredible.” Af: Rondom hulle hoor hulle die geluide van ander familiegroepe wat lag, gesels en hulself geniet. En: Around them, they hear the sounds of other family groups laughing, chatting, and enjoying themselves. Af: 'n Paar kinders hardloop en speel op die groen gras. En: A few children run and play on the green grass. Af: “Proe hierdie wyn, Pieter,” sê Annelize en gee hom 'n glas. En: “Try this wine, Pieter,” Annelize says, handing him a glass. Af: “Dit is vanjaar se spesiale oes. Ek dink jy sal dit geniet.” En: “It’s this year’s special harvest. I think you’ll enjoy it.” Af: Pieter neem die glas en neem 'n slukkie. En: Pieter takes the glass and takes a sip. Af: Hy knik goedkeurend. En: He nods approvingly. Af: “Jy is reg. Dit is baie lekker. Die bessie-en-jasmyn-geure is sterk. Ek hou daarvan.” En: “You’re right. It’s very nice. The berry and jasmine flavors are strong. I like it.” Af: Hulle sit 'n rukkie in stilte en geniet die omgewing. En: They sit for a while in silence, enjoying the surroundings. Af: Die voëls sing in die bome en 'n sagte briesie waai deur die blare. En: The birds sing in the trees, and a gentle breeze blows through the leaves. Af: “Kom ons stap 'n bietjie tussen die wingerde,” stel Annelize voor. En: “Let’s take a walk through the vineyards,” Annelize suggests. Af: Pieter stem in en hulle staan op, ril hulle kombers op, en begin stap. En: Pieter agrees, and they stand up, fold their blanket, and start walking. Af: Die lanings met wingerde het groot, sappige trosse druiwe wat aan die takke hang. En: The rows of vineyards have large, juicy bunches of grapes hanging from the branches. Af: “Ek het altyd gewonder hoe 'n wynmakery werk,” sê Annelize. En: “I’ve always wondered how a winery works,” Annelize says. Af: “Soos ek verstaan, word die druiwe eers versigtig gepluk,” antwoord Pieter. En: “As I understand it, the grapes are carefully picked first,” Pieter responds. Af: “Dan word hulle gepars om die sap te kry. En: “Then they are pressed to get the juice. Af: Daarna word die sap gefermenteer totdat dit wyn word.” En: After that, the juice is fermented until it becomes wine.” Af: Hulle kom by 'n groot rooi skuur met 'n oop deur. En: They reach a large red barn with an open door. Af: Binne is hope houtevate, gestapel en gereed om die wyn te huisves. En: Inside are heaps of wooden barrels, stacked and ready to house the wine. Af: 'n Werker groet hulle vriendelik en nooi hulle in om rond te kyk. En: A worker greets them kindly and invites them in to have a look around. Af: “Dis verbasend hoeveel werk dit verg om een bottel wyn te maak,” sê Annelize. En: “It’s amazing how much work it takes to make one bottle of wine,” Annelize says. Af: “Ja, dis werklik indrukwekkend,” voeg Pieter by. En: “Yes, it’s truly impressive,” Pieter adds. Af: “Dit laat my die wyn nog meer waardeer.” En: “It makes me appreciate the wine even more.” Af: Hulle stap terug na hul piekniekplek. En: They walk back to their picnic spot. Af: Die dag begin tot 'n einde kom en die son sak agter die heuwels. En: The day begins to come to an end, and the sun sets behind the hills. Af: “Ek het dit regtig geniet vandag,” sê Annelize. En: “I really enjoyed today,” Annelize says. Af: “Dit was goed om tyd saam te spandeer en die natuur te waardeer.” En: “It was good to spend time together and appreciate nature.” Af: Pieter knik instemmend. En: Pieter nods in agreement. Af: “Ja, dit was 'n wonderlike dag. En: “Yes, it was a wonderful day. Af: Ek dink ons moet dit weer doen.” En: I think we should do this again.” Af: Hulle pak hul goed op en begin terugstap na die parkeerterrein. En: They pack up their things and start walking back to the parking lot. Af: Terwyl hulle stap, neem hulle een laaste kyk na die pragtige Kaapsewynlandgoed. En: As they walk, they take one last look at the beautiful Cape wine estate. Af: “Tot volgende keer,” sê Annelize saggies, met 'n gevoel van vervulling. En: “Until next time,” Annelize says softly, with a feeling of fulfillment. Af: Met 'n gevoel van vreugde en rus vertrek Pieter en Annelize, hulle harte vol van die mooi herinneringe wat hulle gemaak het. En: With a sense of joy and peace, Pieter and Annelize depart, their hearts full of the lovely memories they have made. Vocabulary Words: - shines: skyn - estate: landgoed - oak: eike - vineyards: wingerde - view: uitsig - incredible: ongelooflik - laughing: lag - special: spesiale - harvest: oes - approvingly: goedkeurend - flavors: geure - strong: sterk - surroundings: omgewing - breeze: briesie - suggests: stel voor - stem: instem - fold: ril - blanket: kombers - juicy: sappige - branches: takke - grapes: druiwe - pressed: gepars - juice: sap - fermented: gefermenteer - barn: skuur - barrels: vate - ready: gereed - appreciate: waardeer - sunsets: son sak - parking lot: parkeerterrein
    15m 57s
  • Climbing Table Mountain: A Journey of Beauty and Responsibility

    16 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Afrikaans: Climbing Table Mountain: A Journey of Beauty and Responsibility Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/climbing-table-mountain-a-journey-of-beauty-and-responsibility/ Story Transcript: Af: Die son het pas begin uitkom agter die hoë berge. En: The sun had just begun to emerge from behind the high mountains. Af: Johan het sy rugpak gegryp en begin stap. En: Johan grabbed his backpack and started walking. Af: Vandag was die dag. En: Today was the day. Af: Hy gaan Tafelberg klim. En: He was going to climb Table Mountain. Af: Die voetpad was glad en klipperig. En: The footpath was slippery and rocky. Af: Hy het voetjie vir voetjie na bo gestap. En: He walked step by step upward. Af: Die lug was koel en skoon. En: The air was cool and clean. Af: Johan kon die voëls hoor sing. En: Johan could hear the birds singing. Af: Hy het gedink aan die pragtige uitsig wat hom wag. En: He thought about the beautiful view awaiting him. Af: Uiteindelik, na 'n lang stap, het hy bo gekom. En: Finally, after a long walk, he reached the top. Af: Daar lê Kaapstad voor hom. En: Cape Town lay before him. Af: Hy kon die see sien, die strate, die huise. En: He could see the sea, the streets, the houses. Af: Alles was baie klein van so hoog bo. En: Everything looked very small from such a height. Af: Johan het op 'n rots gesit en asem gehaal. En: Johan sat down on a rock and caught his breath. Af: "Dit is pragtig," het hy vir homself gesê. En: "It is beautiful," he said to himself. Af: Hy het sy kamer gestel en foto's geneem. En: He set his camera and took photos. Af: Die stad het geskitter in die sonlig. En: The city sparkled in the sunlight. Af: Skielik hoor Johan 'n geluid. En: Suddenly, Johan heard a sound. Af: Hy draai om en sien 'n man. En: He turned around and saw a man. Af: Die man dra 'n groot sak vol afval. En: The man was carrying a big bag full of trash. Af: Johan voel hartseer. En: Johan felt sad. Af: Die pragtige Tafelberg word besoedel. En: The beautiful Table Mountain was being polluted. Af: Johan het opgeklim om rustig te wees. En: Johan had climbed to find some peace. Af: Hy wil nie stry nie. En: He did not want to argue. Af: Maar hy kon nie stilbly nie. En: But he could not remain silent. Af: "Verskoon my," sê Johan. En: "Excuse me," Johan said. Af: "Wat maak jy? En: "What are you doing?" Af: "Die man kyk hom aan. En: The man looked at him. Af: "Ek gooi hierdie weg," sê hy. En: "I'm throwing this away," he said. Af: "Maar waarom hier? En: "But why here?" Af: " vra Johan. En: Johan asked. Af: "Tafelberg is so mooi. En: "Table Mountain is so beautiful. Af: Ons moet dit beskerm. En: We should protect it." Af: "Die man huiwer. En: The man hesitated. Af: Hy kyk na die sak en dan na Johan. En: He looked at the bag and then at Johan. Af: "Jy is reg," sê die man uiteindelik. En: "You are right," the man finally said. Af: Johan bied aan om te help. En: Johan offered to help. Af: Hy en die man het die afval opgetel en dit na die regte plek geneem. En: He and the man picked up the trash and took it to the proper place. Af: Hulle werk hard en vinnig. En: They worked hard and quickly. Af: Uiteindelik was Tafelberg weer skoon. En: Finally, Table Mountain was clean again. Af: Johan sit weer op die rots. En: Johan sat on the rock once more. Af: Hy kyk oor Kaapstad. En: He looked over Cape Town. Af: Hierdie keer voel hy trots. En: This time, he felt proud. Af: Hy het iets goeds gedoen. En: He had done a good deed. Af: Hy het die berg skoon gehou. En: He had kept the mountain clean. Af: Die son begin sak. En: The sun began to set. Af: Dit is tyd om terug te gaan. En: It was time to go back. Af: Johan staan op en glimlag. En: Johan stood up and smiled. Af: Hierdie dag op Tafelberg was spesiaal. En: This day on Table Mountain was special. Af: Hy het iets geleer. En: He had learned something. Af: Elke mens kan 'n verskil maak. En: Every person can make a difference. Af: Met 'n laaste blik oor die pragtige Kaapstad begin Johan afstap. En: With a last look over the beautiful Cape Town, Johan began to descend. Af: Hy weet dat hy binnekort weer hier sal wees. En: He knew he would soon be back. Af: Tafelberg sal altyd in sy hart wees. En: Table Mountain would always be in his heart. Vocabulary Words: - emerge: uitkom - high: hoë - mountains: berge - grabbed: gegryp - backpack: rugpak - slippery: glad - rocky: klipperig - step by step: voetjie vir voetjie - cool: koel - clean: skoon - awaiting: wag - view: uitsig - reached: gekom - height: hoog - breathtaking: asemrowend - beautiful: pragtig - sparkled: geskitter - polluted: besoedel - peace: rustig - argue: stry - protection: beskerm - hesitated: huiwer - trash: afval - worked: werk - proud: trots - good deed: iets goeds - sunset: son sak - descend: afstap - difference: verskil - soon: binnekort
    14m 44s
  • Unveiling Ancient Mysteries: A Hike to Historic Discovery

    15 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Afrikaans: Unveiling Ancient Mysteries: A Hike to Historic Discovery Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/unveiling-ancient-mysteries-a-hike-to-historic-discovery/ Story Transcript: Af: Die son het helder geskyn oor Tafelberg. En: The sun shone brightly over Table Mountain. Af: Johann, Annelie en Kobus het opgewonde om die berg begin stap. En: Johann, Annelie, and Kobus began their hike up the mountain with excitement. Af: Die vars berglug het hul longe gevul en die pragtige uitsig het hul oë verras. En: The fresh mountain air filled their lungs, and the beautiful view dazzled their eyes. Af: "Lyk of die pad links toe gaan," sê Johann terwyl hy na die kaart kyk. En: "Looks like the path goes to the left," said Johann as he looked at the map. Af: Annelie het haar bril reggeskuif en ingestem. En: Annelie adjusted her glasses and agreed. Af: "Kom ons kyk wat daar is." En: "Let’s see what’s there." Af: Kobus het die voorpunt geneem. En: Kobus took the lead. Af: "Ek hoop ons vind iets opwindend." En: "I hope we find something exciting." Af: Hulle het deur rotse en smal paaie gestap. En: They hiked through rocks and narrow paths. Af: Skielik het Annelie gestop. En: Suddenly, Annelie stopped. Af: "Kyk daar!" roep sy uit. En: "Look there!" she exclaimed. Af: Voor hulle was 'n smal ingang na 'n grot. Dit het amper weggesteek onder wingerde en blare. En: In front of them was a narrow entrance to a cave, almost hidden under vines and leaves. Af: Johann het gebuk en sy kop deur die ingang gesteek. En: Johann bent down and poked his head through the entrance. Af: "Kom kyk," sê hy. "Hier is iets vreemds." En: "Come look," he said. "There's something strange in here." Af: Binne was die grot groot en donker. En: Inside, the cave was large and dark. Af: Maar teen die muur was helder kleure. En: But against the wall were bright colors. Af: Annelie het haar flits uitgehaal en die muur verlig. En: Annelie took out her flashlight and illuminated the wall. Af: Pragtige rotstekeninge het verskyn. En: Beautiful rock paintings appeared. Af: Diere, mense en vreemde simbole was oor die mure versprei. En: Animals, people, and strange symbols were spread across the walls. Af: Kobus het sy kop geskud. En: Kobus shook his head. Af: "Dit is ongelooflik. Hierdie tekeninge is antiek." En: "This is incredible. These paintings are ancient." Af: Johann het nader gestap. En: Johann stepped closer. Af: "Hoe oud dink jy is hulle?" En: "How old do you think they are?" Af: "Baie oud," antwoord Annelie, "Miskien duisende jare." En: "Very old," answered Annelie, "Maybe thousands of years." Af: Uiteindelik het hulle gesit en oor die tekeninge gepraat. En: They eventually sat and talked about the paintings. Af: Dit was duidelik dat hierdie plek geheim was en duurbare geskiedenis bevat het. En: It was clear that this place was secretive and held precious history. Af: Die drie vriende het gevoel asof hulle 'n skat gevind het. En: The three friends felt as if they had found a treasure. Af: Terwyl hulle die tekeninge bestudeer het, het hulle 'n nuwe respek vir die geskiedenis gekry. En: As they studied the paintings, they gained a new respect for history. Af: Hulle het geweet dat hulle iets spesiaals ontdek het wat die wêreld moet sien. En: They knew they had discovered something special that the world needed to see. Af: Annelie het voorgestel: "Ons moet iemand vertel oor hierdie plek. Miskien die museum." En: Annelie suggested, "We should tell someone about this place. Maybe the museum." Af: Johann en Kobus het inge stem. En: Johann and Kobus agreed. Af: Dus, na 'n lang dag in die kloof, het die vriende besluit om terug te loop en geweet hulle het 'n stuk van die verlede ontdek. En: So, after a long day in the canyon, the friends decided to walk back, knowing they had uncovered a piece of the past. Af: Die ontdekking sou altyd 'n spesiale plek in hul harte hê. En: The discovery would always hold a special place in their hearts. Af: En so het hul avontuur gelei tot 'n nuwe avontuur – die beskerming en bestudering van die geheime grot. En: And so, their adventure led to a new journey – protecting and studying the secret cave. Vocabulary Words: - brightly: helder - excitement: opgewonde - fresh: vars - dazzled: verras - path: pad - map: kaart - adjusted: reggeskuif - narrow: smal - rocks: rotse - entrance: ingang - vines: wingerde - bent: gebuk - strange: vreemds - illuminated: verlig - cave: grot - symbols: simbole - ancient: antiek - secretive: geheim - precious: duurbare - history: geskiedenis - treasure: skat - respect: respek - discovered: ontdek - museum: museum - canyon: kloof - protecting: beskerming - studying: bestudering - eagerly: opwindend - hidden: weggesteek - paintings: rotstekeninge
    13m 53s
  • A Day at Cape Waterfront: Love, Fashion, and Sunset Bliss

    14 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Afrikaans: A Day at Cape Waterfront: Love, Fashion, and Sunset Bliss Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/a-day-at-cape-waterfront-love-fashion-and-sunset-bliss/ Story Transcript: Af: Die son skyn helder oor die Kaapse Waterfront. En: The sun shines brightly over the Cape Waterfront. Af: Johan en Annelie loop hand aan hand aan die waterkant. En: Johan and Annelie walk hand in hand along the waterside. Af: Hulle geniet die warm somerson en die reuk van die soutwater. En: They enjoy the warm summer sun and the smell of the saltwater. Af: "Hulle sê daar is 'n nuwe boetiek hier naby," sê Annelie opgewonde. En: "They say there's a new boutique nearby," says Annelie excitedly. Af: "Kom ons gaan kyk," antwoord Johan met 'n glimlag. En: "Let's go check it out," answers Johan with a smile. Af: Hulle stap na die boetiek met die naam "Stralende Somer. En: They walk to the boutique named "Radiant Summer." Af: " Die winkel is vol kleurvolle somerklere. En: The shop is full of colorful summer clothes. Af: Annelie sien dadelik 'n rok wat sy hou van. En: Annelie immediately spots a dress she likes. Af: "Kyk hierdie, Johan! En: "Look at this, Johan! Af: Dis perfek vir ons piekniek volgende naweek. En: It's perfect for our picnic next weekend." Af: "Johan glimlag. En: Johan smiles. Af: "Dis pragtig. En: "It's beautiful. Af: En dit sal goed pas by jou. En: And it will suit you well. Af: Ek dink ek kort 'n nuwe kortbroek. En: I think I need a new pair of shorts. Af: My ou een is uitgedien. En: My old ones are worn out." Af: "Hulle gaan na die veranderkamers. En: They go to the fitting rooms. Af: Annelie pas die rok en draai in die spieël voor Johan. En: Annelie tries on the dress and twirls in the mirror before Johan. Af: "Wat dink jy? En: "What do you think?" Af: ""Dit lyk fantasties," sê Johan. En: "It looks fantastic," says Johan. Af: "Jy straal regtig in daardie rok. En: "You really shine in that dress." Af: " Annelie bloos en glimlag. En: Annelie blushes and smiles. Af: Johan probeer 'n paar kortbroeke aan voordat hy een kies wat gemaklik is en goed lyk. En: Johan tries on a few pairs of shorts before choosing one that is comfortable and looks good. Af: Hy het een in 'n helder blou kleur gevind wat by sy oë pas. En: He found one in a bright blue color that matches his eyes. Af: Met hulle nuwe klere in hand, beslis hulle om ete te gaan soek. En: With their new clothes in hand, they decide to look for dinner. Af: Die Waterfront het baie restaurante. En: The Waterfront has many restaurants. Af: Hulle kies een met sitplek buite. En: They choose one with outdoor seating. Af: "Ek het regtig die uitstappie geniet," sê Annelie terwyl sy aan haar slaai eet. En: "I really enjoyed the outing," says Annelie while she's eating her salad. Af: "Dis lekker om iets nuuts te kry en die vars lug te geniet. En: "It's nice to get something new and enjoy the fresh air." Af: "Johan stem saam. En: Johan agrees. Af: "Ons moet dit meer gereeld doen. En: "We should do this more often. Af: Kaapstad het soveel om te bied. En: Cape Town has so much to offer." Af: "Later, met vol mae en nuwe aankope, stap hulle stadig terug na die motor. En: Later, with full bellies and new purchases, they slowly walk back to the car. Af: Die son begin sak en verf die lug in pienk en oranje. En: The sun starts to set, painting the sky in pink and orange. Af: "Vandag was fantasties," sê Johan. En: "Today was fantastic," says Johan. Af: "Ek hou daarvan om tyd saam met jou te spandeer, Annelie. En: "I love spending time with you, Annelie." Af: ""Ek ook, Johan. En: "Me too, Johan. Af: Ek is bly ons het die dag hier spandeer. En: I'm glad we spent the day here." Af: "En so loop hulle verder, arm in arm, terug na die parkering, heeltemal tevrede met hul dag by die Waterfront. En: And so they continued to walk, arm in arm, back to the parking lot, completely satisfied with their day at the Waterfront. Af: Die wêreld voel gelukkig en rustig, net soos hul harte. En: The world feels happy and peaceful, just like their hearts. Af: Einde En: The End Vocabulary Words: - brightly: helder - waterside: waterkant - saltwater: soutwater - excitedly: opgewonde - immediately: dadelik - fitting rooms: veranderkamers - smiles: glimlag - twirls: draai - mirror: spieël - fantastic: fantasties - blushes: bloos - choosing: kies - comfortable: gemaklik - outdoor seating: sitplek buite - outing: uitstappie - fresh air: vars lug - full bellies: vol mae - purchases: aankope - sunset: son sak - painting the sky: verf die lug - peaceful: rustig - offers: bied - restaurant: restaurante - colorful: kleurvolle - picnic: piekniek - suitable: pas by - worn out: uitgedien - bought: gekoop - boutique: boetiek - new clothes: nuwe klere
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  • Cape Town's Hidden Energy: The Tale of Heroes Under the Dome

    13 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Afrikaans: Cape Town's Hidden Energy: The Tale of Heroes Under the Dome Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/cape-towns-hidden-energy-the-tale-of-heroes-under-the-dome/ Story Transcript: Af: In die verlede, was Kaapstad 'n gewone stad, met gewone mense wat gewone lewens gelei het. En: In the past, Cape Town was an ordinary city, with ordinary people living ordinary lives. Af: Maar alles het verander die dag toe die koepel gebou is. En: But everything changed the day the dome was built. Af: Die koepel beskerm die stad teen skadelike strale van die son. En: The dome protected the city from the harmful rays of the sun. Af: Dit was onmisbaar in 'n wêreld waar die son al sterker en gevaarliker geword het. En: It was indispensable in a world where the sun had become increasingly stronger and more dangerous. Af: Johan was 'n nuuskierige seun wat daarvan gehou het om nuwe dinge te ontdek. En: Johan was a curious boy who loved discovering new things. Af: Saam met sy jonger suster, Annelize, en hul vriend, Pieter, het hulle altyd avonture beleef in die groot stad. En: Along with his younger sister, Annelize, and their friend, Pieter, they always had adventures in the big city. Af: Op 'n dag besluit die drie vriende om na die rand van die stad te gaan, waar net 'n paar mense durf waag. En: One day, the three friends decided to go to the edge of the city, where only a few people dared to venture. Af: "Kom ons gaan kyk of ons iets nuuts ontdek," sê Johan met 'n glimlag. En: "Let's see if we can discover something new," Johan said with a smile. Af: Hulle loop vir ure, en op 'n plek waar ou geboue inmekaarstort, sien hulle iets blink onder die rommel. En: They walked for hours, and in a place where old buildings were collapsing, they saw something shiny under the rubble. Af: Dis 'n ou boek, vol oulike sketse en vreemde simbole. En: It was an old book, full of cute sketches and strange symbols. Af: "Wat dink julle is dit? En: "What do you think this is?" Af: " vra Annelize verbaas. En: asked Annelize, surprised. Af: "Ek weet nie, maar dit lyk belangrik," antwoord Pieter terwyl hy die boek oopmaak. En: "I don't know, but it looks important," replied Pieter as he opened the book. Af: Die boek beskryf 'n antieke bron van hernubare energie wat onder die stad se grond begrawe is. En: The book described an ancient source of renewable energy buried beneath the city's ground. Af: Dit sê dat hierdie energiebron genoeg krag kan voorsien om die hele stad vir altyd te laat funksioneer, sonder enige besoedeling. En: It said that this energy source could provide enough power to keep the entire city running forever, without any pollution. Af: "Ons moet dit aan die stadsraad wys," stel Johan voor. En: "We should show this to the city council," Johan suggested. Af: Hulle hardloop terug deur die strate, totdat hulle uiteindelik by die stadsaal aankom. En: They ran back through the streets until they finally arrived at the city hall. Af: Die raad lede luister aandagtig na hulle storie en neem die boek om dit te bestudeer. En: The council members listened attentively to their story and took the book to study it. Af: Na weke van navorsing en grawe, ontdek die werkers 'n groot kristal onder die grond. En: After weeks of research and digging, the workers discovered a large crystal beneath the ground. Af: Die kristal straal 'n helder lig uit en begin dadelik energie af te gee. En: The crystal emitted a bright light and immediately began to release energy. Af: Met hierdie kragbron, het Kaapstad nooit weer 'n energietekort nie. En: With this power source, Cape Town never had an energy shortage again. Af: Die koepel beskerm steeds die stad, maar nou was daar 'n nuwe gevoel van hoop en voorspoed. En: The dome still protected the city, but now there was a new sense of hope and prosperity. Af: Johan, Annelize, en Pieter het geweet hulle het 'n groot verskil gemaak. En: Johan, Annelize, and Pieter knew they had made a huge difference. Af: Die stad was weer lewendig en vol energie. En: The city was alive again and full of energy. Af: Die vriende het nou altyd 'n storie om te vertel oor hoe hulle 'n beter toekoms vir almal gevind het. En: The friends now always had a story to tell about how they found a better future for everyone. Af: En so het hulle die helde van Kaapstad geword. En: And so, they became the heroes of Cape Town. Af: Einde. En: The end. Vocabulary Words: - ordinary: gewone - dome: koepel - indispensable: onmisbaar - curious: nuuskierige - discovering: ontdek - adventures: avonture - venture: waag - collapsed: inmekaarstort - rubble: rommel - sketches: sketse - symbols: simbole - renewable: hernubare - pollution: besoedeling - council: stadsraad - study: bestudeer - research: navorsing - digging: grawe - crystal: kristal - emit: straal - shortage: energietekort - prosperity: voorspoed - difference: verskil - alive: lewendig - heroes: helde - protect: beskerm - harmful: skadelike - rays: strale - increasingly: al sterker - dangerous: gevaarliker - smile: glimlag
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  • AI & Winemakers: Crafting Perfect Wine in Cape Winelands

    12 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Afrikaans: AI & Winemakers: Crafting Perfect Wine in Cape Winelands Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/ai-winemakers-crafting-perfect-wine-in-cape-winelands/ Story Transcript: Af: In die toekoms, het die Kaapse Wynlande 'n wonderlike plek geword. En: In the future, the Cape Winelands had become a wonderful place. Af: Hier werk mense en KI-sisteme saam om die perfekte wyn te maak. En: Here, people and AI systems worked together to make the perfect wine. Af: Annelie en Pieter was twee van die beste wynmakers in die streek. En: Annelie and Pieter were two of the best winemakers in the region. Af: Annelie was 'n wyngrondkenner. En: Annelie was a soil expert. Af: Sy het geweet watter grondsoorte die beste is vir verskillende druifsoorte. En: She knew which soil types were best for different grape varieties. Af: Pieter was 'n meesterwynmaker. En: Pieter was a master winemaker. Af: Hy het resepte gehad wat al generasies lank in sy familie was. En: He had recipes that had been in his family for generations. Af: Een vars oggend maak hulle 'n plan. En: One fresh morning, they made a plan. Af: Annelie het lankal gedroom om die perfekte wyn vir 'n groot kompetisie te maak. En: Annelie had long dreamed of making the perfect wine for a big competition. Af: Pieter het haar gedagtes gedeel. En: Pieter shared her thoughts. Af: Hulle besluit om te probeer, maar weet dit gaan nie maklik wees nie. En: They decided to try, but knew it would not be easy. Af: Die KI-sisteem wat hulle gebruik het, was slim. En: The AI system they used was smart. Af: Dit het ontleder vir ontleder deurgewerk. En: It analyzed data thoroughly. Af: Watter druif is die beste vir hierdie jaar? En: Which grape is the best for this year? Af: Wat is die ideale klimaatstoestande? En: What are the ideal climate conditions? Af: Annelie en Pieter het hierdie inligting gebruik. En: Annelie and Pieter used this information. Af: Eerstens het hulle die perfekte plek in die wingerd gevind. En: First, they found the perfect spot in the vineyard. Af: Die wingerd het 'n sagte briesie en baie son gehad. En: The vineyard had a gentle breeze and plenty of sun. Af: "Hier," sê Annelie, "sal ons begin. En: "Here," said Annelie, "we will start." Af: "Pieter het die beste druifsoorte nagegaan. En: Pieter checked the best grape varieties. Af: "Ons sal Shiraz en Merlot meng," sê hy. En: "We will blend Shiraz and Merlot," he said. Af: Hulle het die jong KI-analiseerders aangeskakel. En: They activated the young AI analyzers. Af: Dit het hul bevegtinge bevestig. En: It confirmed their decisions. Af: "Perfekte keuse," het die KI gesê. En: "Perfect choice," the AI said. Af: Die tyd het aangebreek om die druiwe te oes. En: The time came to harvest the grapes. Af: Elke trossie is noukeurig gekies. En: Each bunch was carefully selected. Af: Die druiwe gaan deur 'n KI-toets om seker te maak hulle was reg. En: The grapes went through an AI test to ensure they were just right. Af: Na 'n paar weke het hulle wyn begin maak. En: After a few weeks, they began making wine. Af: Die wyn het maande lank in vate gerus. En: The wine rested in barrels for months. Af: Elke dag het Annelie en Pieter die wyn getoets. En: Every day, Annelie and Pieter tested the wine. Af: Die KI het inligting oor die chemiese samestelling verskaf. En: The AI provided information on the chemical composition. Af: "Hou aan," het dit gereeld gesê. En: "Keep going," it often said. Af: "Dit word beter. En: "It is getting better." Af: "Op 'n koue wintersaand, na baie geduld, was die wyn gereed. En: On a cold winter evening, after much patience, the wine was ready. Af: Hulle het 'n bottel oopgemaak. En: They opened a bottle. Af: Annelie het die wyn stadig in 'n glas geskink. En: Annelie poured the wine slowly into a glass. Af: Pieter het dit gedoen en hulle gekyk na die donker rooi kleur. En: Pieter did so too, and they looked at the dark red color. Af: Hulle het 'n slukkie geneem, saam met die KI-analise. En: They took a sip, along with the AI analysis. Af: "Klaar," sê die KI. En: "Done," said the AI. Af: "Dit is perfek. En: "It is perfect." Af: "Die kompetisie het aangebreek. En: The competition arrived. Af: Die beoordelaars was beïndruk. En: The judges were impressed. Af: "Dit is die beste wyn wat ons nog geproe het," sê hulle. En: "This is the best wine we have ever tasted," they said. Af: Pieter en Annelie kon nie glo hulle ore nie. En: Pieter and Annelie could not believe their ears. Af: Hulle het die eerste plek gewen. En: They won first place. Af: Dit was 'n nuwe begin vir die Kaapse Wynlande. En: It was a new beginning for the Cape Winelands. Af: Mense en KI kan sáám groot dinge doen. En: People and AI can achieve great things together. Af: Annelie en Pieter het dit bewys. En: Annelie and Pieter proved it. Af: Hulle het daarna nog vele wonderlike wyne gemaak. En: After that, they made many more wonderful wines. Af: Elke bottel het 'n nuwe storie vertel. En: Each bottle told a new story. Af: En so het hulle die toekoms van wynmaak verander, een druiwe op 'n slag. En: And so they changed the future of winemaking, one grape at a time. Vocabulary Words: - future: toekoms - wonderful: wonderlike - winemaker: wynmaker - region: streek - soil expert: wyngrondkenner - grape varieties: druifsoorte - master winemaker: meesterwynmaker - recipes: resepte - generations: generasies - plan: plan - competition: kompetisie - thoughts: gedagtes - data: inligting - analyzed: ontleder - ideal: ideale - vineyard: wingerd - gentle breeze: sagte briesie - blend: meng - harvest: oes - carefully: noukeurig - barrels: vate - rested: gerus - chemical composition: chemiese samestelling - patience: geduld - bottle: bottel - impressed: beïndruk - judges: beoordelaars - won: gewen - beginning: begin - achieve: doen
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  • From Barbecue to Rainbow: A Memorable Day in Stellenbosch

    11 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Afrikaans: From Barbecue to Rainbow: A Memorable Day in Stellenbosch Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/from-barbecue-to-rainbow-a-memorable-day-in-stellenbosch/ Story Transcript: Af: Dit was 'n pragtige Saterdagmiddag in Stellenbosch. En: It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Stellenbosch. Af: Die son skyn helder oor die wingerde, en die lug was skoon en vars. En: The sun shone brightly over the vineyards, and the air was clean and fresh. Af: Jaco was op pad na sy vriend Pieter se huis vir ’n braai. En: Jaco was on his way to his friend Pieter's house for a barbecue. Af: Hy het oor die klippe gestap en die geur van braaivleis het in die lug gehang. En: He walked over the stones, and the smell of grilled meat hung in the air. Af: Jaco het by die heining gestaan en gehoor hoe sy vriende lag en gesels. En: Jaco stood at the fence and heard his friends laughing and chatting. Af: "Kom in, Jaco!" roep Pieter, wat by die rooster staan met 'n tang in die hand. En: "Come in, Jaco!" called Pieter, who was standing by the grill with tongs in his hand. Af: Jaco glimlag en stap tuin toe, waar hy reeds die groep mense kon sien. En: Jaco smiled and walked into the garden, where he could already see the group of people. Af: Daar was Salome, Anna, en Fanie. En: There were Salome, Anna, and Fanie. Af: Hulle het in plastiekstoele gesit en koeldrank gedrink. En: They were sitting in plastic chairs and drinking soft drinks. Af: "Jaco, jy moet die wors proe wat ek gemaak het," sê Pieter trots. En: "Jaco, you have to taste the sausage I made," said Pieter proudly. Af: Jaco het 'n stuk wors gevat en 'n hap geneem. En: Jaco took a piece of sausage and took a bite. Af: “Dis heerlik!” sê hy en glimlag. En: "It's delicious!" he said, smiling. Af: Pieter het die vuur aangepor en die kole het helder gegloei. En: Pieter stoked the fire, and the coals glowed brightly. Af: Salome het slaai gemaak met lekker vars groente en Anna het 'n groot bak aartappelslaai na die tafel gedra. En: Salome made a salad with nice fresh vegetables, and Anna carried a large bowl of potato salad to the table. Af: Fanie het sy kitaar gevat en 'n gesellige liedjie begin speel. En: Fanie grabbed his guitar and started playing a cozy song. Af: Almal het gesing en geklapt. En: Everyone sang and clapped. Af: Die kinders het rondgehardloop en gespeel op die gras. En: The children ran around and played on the grass. Af: “Die vleis is gereed!” roep Pieter. En: "The meat is ready!" Pieter called. Af: Almal het nader gestaan en hul borde vol gemaak. En: Everyone came closer and filled their plates. Af: Jaco het ‘n stuk hoender en ‘n tjop op sy bord gesit. En: Jaco put a piece of chicken and a chop on his plate. Af: Hy het 'n groot skeppie van Salome se slaai en Anna se aartappelslaai bygevoeg. En: He added a big helping of Salome's salad and Anna's potato salad. Af: Die kos was heerlik, en almal het lekker saam geëet. En: The food was delicious, and everyone ate heartily together. Af: Dinge was egter nie so rustig nie. En: However, things were not so calm. Af: Skielik kom ‘n groot bries in en almal het hul borde vasgehou om te keer dat dit wegwaai. En: Suddenly, a strong breeze came in, and everyone held their plates to prevent them from blowing away. Af: Anna se hoed het van haar af gewaai en Fanie het agterna gehardloop. En: Anna's hat blew off, and Fanie ran after it. Af: Hulle het almal gelag en gegrap, maar dan het die weer bedreigender geword. En: They all laughed and joked, but then the weather became more threatening. Af: "Ek dink dis tyd om onderdak te gaan," sê Pieter, en die groep het na die huis beweeg. En: "I think it's time to go undercover," said Pieter, and the group moved into the house. Af: Binne-in die huis was dit warm en knus. En: Inside the house, it was warm and cozy. Af: Pieter het die kaggel aangesteek, en almal het rondom die kaggel gesit en gesels. En: Pieter lit the fireplace, and everyone sat around it, chatting. Af: Die reën het buite begin val. En: The rain began to fall outside. Af: “Wat 'n dag,” sê Salome. En: "What a day," said Salome. Af: Jaco knik instemmend. En: Jaco nodded in agreement. Af: “Ja, ondanks die reën was dit 'n wonderlike braai.” En: "Yes, despite the rain, it was a wonderful barbecue." Af: Aan die einde van die dag het die reën opgehou en 'n reënboog verskyn aan die horison. En: At the end of the day, the rain stopped, and a rainbow appeared on the horizon. Af: Almal het na buite gegaan en na die pragtige uitsig gekyk. En: Everyone went outside and looked at the beautiful view. Af: Jaco het geweet dat hierdie dag nog lank by hom sou bly. En: Jaco knew that this day would stay with him for a long time. Af: Pieter het vir Jaco 'n drukkie gegee. En: Pieter gave Jaco a hug. Af: “Dankie dat jy gekom het, vriend.” En: "Thank you for coming, my friend." Af: “Dis altyd 'n plesier,” sê Jaco en glimlag. En: "It's always a pleasure," said Jaco, smiling. Af: Dié dag in Stellenbosch het vir Jaco net weereens gewys hoe spesiaal vriendskap is, selfs al raak die weer onvoorspelbaar. En: This day in Stellenbosch once again showed Jaco how special friendship is, even when the weather becomes unpredictable. Vocabulary Words: - beautiful: pragtige - vineyards: wingerde - fence: heining - tongs: tang - barbecue: braai - coals: kole - grilled: braaivleis - salad: slaai - fireplace: kaggel - potato salad: aartappelslaai - hug: drukkie - breeze: bries - unpredictable: onvoorspelbaar - vegetables: groente - stoked: aangepor - meat: vleis - spite of: ondanks - cozy: knus - lawn: gras - song: liedjie - group: groep - rainbow: reënboog - threatening: bedreigender - clouds: wolke - gust: windstoot - delicious: heerlik - fire: vuur - helping: skeppie - chatting: gesels - afternoon: middag
    15m 50s
  • Friends' Mountain Adventure: Overcoming Obstacles Together

    10 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Afrikaans: Friends' Mountain Adventure: Overcoming Obstacles Together Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/friends-mountain-adventure-overcoming-obstacles-together/ Story Transcript: Af: Vroeg een sonnige oggend, het Thandi, Jannie en Pieter besluit om Tafelberg te klim. En: Early one sunny morning, Thandi, Jannie, and Pieter decided to climb Table Mountain. Af: Die lug was helder en daar was 'n koel briesie oor die stad. En: The sky was clear, and there was a cool breeze over the city. Af: Hulle het hul rugsakke gepak met water, beskuite en 'n noodhulpkissie. En: They packed their backpacks with water, biscuits, and a first aid kit. Af: Hulle het vroeg by die voet van die berg aangekom. En: They arrived at the base of the mountain early. Af: Thandi het voorgestel dat hulle die roete oor Skeleton Gorge neem. En: Thandi suggested they take the route through Skeleton Gorge. Af: Pieter stem saam en sê, "Dit sal 'n avontuur wees! En: Pieter agreed and said, "It will be an adventure!" Af: "Toe hulle halfpad op die berg was, het Pieter op 'n los klip getrap en geval. En: When they were halfway up the mountain, Pieter stepped on a loose rock and fell. Af: Hy het hard uitgeroep, "Ag nee, my enkel! En: He cried out loudly, "Oh no, my ankle!" Af: " Thandi en Jannie het na hom gehardloop. En: Thandi and Jannie ran to him. Af: "Wat het gebeur? En: "What happened?" Af: " vra Thandi bekommerd. En: Thandi asked worriedly. Af: "Ek dink ek het my enkel verstuit," antwoord Pieter met 'n gesig vol pyn. En: "I think I sprained my ankle," answered Pieter with a face full of pain. Af: Jannie het vinnig die noodhulpkissie uitgehaal. En: Jannie quickly took out the first aid kit. Af: Hy het 'n verbande uitgehaal en dit om Pieter se enkel gedoen. En: He pulled out a bandage and wrapped it around Pieter's ankle. Af: Thandi het vir Pieter water aangebied. En: Thandi offered Pieter water. Af: Hulle het onder 'n groot boom gesit om in die skaduwee te rus. En: They sat under a large tree to rest in the shade. Af: "Ons moet teruggaan," sê Jannie. En: "We need to go back," said Jannie. Af: "Pieter kan nie verder loop nie. En: "Pieter can't walk any further." Af: "Met behulp van Thandi en Jannie, het Pieter stadig begin terugbeweeg na die beginpunt. En: With the help of Thandi and Jannie, Pieter slowly began to move back towards the starting point. Af: Hulle het stadig en versigtig geloop. En: They walked slowly and carefully. Af: Na 'n paar uur se sukkelwerk, het hulle uiteindelik weer by die voet van die berg gekom. En: After a few hours of struggling, they finally reached the base of the mountain again. Af: Thandi het 'n taxi geroep om hulle te kom haal. En: Thandi called a taxi to pick them up. Af: Pieter was dankbaar vir sy vriende se hulp. En: Pieter was grateful for his friends' help. Af: “Julle is die beste,” sê Pieter met 'n glimlag, ondanks die pyn. En: “You are the best,” said Pieter with a smile, despite the pain. Af: Hulle het by die huis aangekom en Pieter het besluit om na die dokter te gaan. En: They arrived home, and Pieter decided to go to the doctor. Af: Die dokter het gesê dat sy enkel net verstuit is en dat dit oor 'n paar weke sal genees. En: The doctor said his ankle was just sprained and would heal in a few weeks. Af: Later daardie aand, het Thandi, Jannie en Pieter by Thandi se huis gesit en pizza geëet. En: Later that evening, Thandi, Jannie, and Pieter sat at Thandi's house eating pizza. Af: Hulle het gesels oor die dag se avontuur en gelag oor hul klimplek. En: They talked about the day's adventure and laughed about their climbing spot. Af: "Ons gaan weer," sê Thandi. En: "We'll go again," said Thandi. Af: "Maar volgende keer sal ons meer versigtig wees! En: "But next time we'll be more careful!" Af: "Pieter het deur sy pyn geglimlag. En: Pieter smiled through his pain. Af: "Ek kan nie wag nie," het hy gesê. En: "I can't wait," he said. Af: En so het die dag se avontuur op 'n positiewe noot geëindig, met Pieter wat weer sy enkel herstel het en die drie vriende wat sterker in hul vriendskap was. En: And so the day's adventure ended on a positive note, with Pieter on the mend and the three friends closer than ever. Vocabulary Words: - sunny: sonnige - decided: besluit - breeze: briesie - packed: gepak - route: roete - adventure: avontuur - halfway: halfpad - loose: los - fell: geval - cried out: uitgeroep - ankle: enkel - worriedly: bekommerd - sprained: verstuit - pain: pyn - bandage: verbande - wrapped: gedoen - shade: skaduwee - further: verder - struggling: sukkelwerk - base: voet - grateful: dankbaar - arrived: aangekom - heal: genees - evening: aand - laughed: gelag - careful: versigtig - smiled: geglimlag - positive: positiewe - mend: herstel - closer: sterker
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  • Unforgettable Family Adventure: A Day on Table Mountain

    9 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Afrikaans: Unforgettable Family Adventure: A Day on Table Mountain Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/unforgettable-family-adventure-a-day-on-table-mountain/ Story Transcript: Af: Die sonsopkoms oor Kaapstad was pragtig. En: The sunrise over Cape Town was beautiful. Af: Annelise, Pieter en Jaco was opgewonde. En: Annelise, Pieter, and Jaco were excited. Af: Hulle het vir weke lank hierdie vakansie na die Moederstad beplan. En: They had been planning this vacation to the Mother City for weeks. Af: Hulle het in die kar geklim en na Tafelberg gery. En: They got into the car and drove to Table Mountain. Af: Tafelberg is baie hoog. En: Table Mountain is very high. Af: Annelise het 'n bietjie bang gevoel oor die hoogte. En: Annelise felt a bit scared of the height. Af: Pieter het haar hand gevat en gesê, "Moenie bekommerd wees nie. En: Pieter took her hand and said, "Don't worry. Af: Dit gaan wonderlik wees. En: It's going to be wonderful." Af: "Hulle het in die kabelkarretjie geklim. En: They got into the cable car. Af: Jaco kon nie ophou glimlag nie. En: Jaco couldn't stop smiling. Af: Hy was so bly om die stad van bo af te sien. En: He was so happy to see the city from above. Af: "Kyk hoe pragtig is dit! En: "Look how beautiful it is!" Af: " Het hy uitgeroep. En: he exclaimed. Af: Toe hulle bo-op die berg aankom, was die uitsig asemrowend. En: When they reached the top of the mountain, the view was breathtaking. Af: Kaapstad het onder hulle uitgesprei soos 'n kleurvolle tapyt. En: Cape Town spread out below them like a colorful carpet. Af: Hul kon die see, die stad en die Robbeneiland sien. En: They could see the sea, the city, and Robben Island. Af: Annelise het 'n paar foto's geneem. En: Annelise took a few photos. Af: "Hier is dit," het Pieter gesê. En: "Here it is," said Pieter. Af: "Ons familie vakansie is nou regtig spesiaal. En: "Our family vacation is now truly special." Af: "Hulle het die wandelpaadjies opgereis. En: They hiked up the walking paths. Af: Annelise het blomme en meisies gesien wat sy nog nooit vantevore gesien het nie. En: Annelise saw flowers and plants she had never seen before. Af: Jaco het voëls van naderby bekyk. En: Jaco observed birds up close. Af: Pieter het die historiese plakkate gelees. En: Pieter read the historical plaques. Af: Hulle het later saam op 'n groot rots gaan sit. En: Later, they sat together on a large rock. Af: "Ek is so bly ons het besluit om hierheen te kom," het Annelise gesê. En: "I’m so glad we decided to come here," said Annelise. Af: "Dit is 'n avontuur wat ons nooit sal vergeet nie. En: "This is an adventure we will never forget." Af: "Met die son wat stadig sak, het hulle hul weg terug gemaak na die kabelkar. En: With the sun setting slowly, they made their way back to the cable car. Af: Tafelberg het gou agter hulle verdwyn toe hulle afgaan. En: Table Mountain quickly disappeared behind them as they descended. Af: Die liggies van Kaapstad het belowend voor hulle geflikker in die aand. En: The lights of Cape Town flickered promisingly ahead of them in the evening. Af: "Wat 'n fantastiese dag," het Jaco gesê. En: "What a fantastic day," said Jaco. Af: "Ek wens ons kan elke vakansie hiernatoe kom. En: "I wish we could come here every vacation." Af: "Pieter het geglimlag en gesê, "Ja, hierdie plek is spesiaal, maar wat dit regtig spesiaal maak, is dat ons dit saam gedoen het. En: Pieter smiled and said, "Yes, this place is special, but what really makes it special is that we did it together." Af: "Annelise het haar kop geknik. En: Annelise nodded. Af: "Ons het nou kosbare herinneringe," het sy gesê. En: "We now have precious memories," she said. Af: Met die hitte van die dag wat vervaag en die koelte van die aand wat inkom, het hulle in die kar geklim en terug na hul oornagplek gery. En: With the heat of the day fading and the coolness of the evening setting in, they climbed into the car and drove back to their accommodation. Af: En so het die familie se dag op Tafelberg geëindig. En: And so the family's day on Table Mountain ended. Af: Hulle het met gelukkige harte en nuwe gesamentlike ervarings teruggekeer. En: They returned with happy hearts and new shared experiences. Af: Hierdie reis het hulle nader aan mekaar gebring en 'n pragtige oorfontein van herinneringe geskep wat hulle vir altyd sal koester. En: This trip brought them closer together and created a beautiful fountain of memories they will cherish forever. Vocabulary Words: - sunrise: sonsopkoms - beautiful: pragtig - excited: opgewonde - vacation: vakansie - planning: beplan - high: hoog - scared: bang - height: hoogte - wonderful: wonderlik - cable car: kabelkar - smiling: glimlag - exclaimed: uitgeroep - breathtaking: asemrowend - spread out: uitgesprei - carpet: tapyt - photos: foto's - truly: regtig - special: spesiaal - hiked: opgereis - walking paths: wandelpaadjies - flowers: blomme - close: naderby - observed: bekyk - historical plaques: historiese plakkate - adventure: avontuur - evening: aand - flickered: geflikker - fantastic: fantastiese - precious: kosbare - memories: herinneringe
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