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The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Afrikaans pronunciations in Wikipedia articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see {{IPA-af}} and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.

See Afrikaans phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Afrikaans, as well as dialectal variations that are not represented here.

Consonants
IPA Examples English approximation
b beet beet
d dak duck
f fiets, ver far
ɦ hoekom behind
j ja yes
k kat skin
l land land
m mens man
n nek neck
ŋ eng long
p pen, rib, lip sport
r ras rolled r
s sak, seep sock
ʃ sjabloon, chef shall
t tak, hond stop
Tsjeggië, tjek chat
χ generaal, weg loch (Scottish English)
v wang van
ʒ visueel vision
Marginal consonants
ʔ beïnvloed
[bəˈʔənflut]
the catch in uh-oh!
djihad jump
ɡ ghries[1], berge, erger goal
w kwaad water
z Zoeloe zoo
Stress
ˈ vóórkom [ˈfʊərkɔm]
voorkóm Afrikaans phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Afrikaans, as well as dialectal variations that are not represented here.