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    I just found it now... my bad

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    Default Great forum SA 4x4 community

    I decided to join this forum to share but most important to learn from 4x4 users with big experience, I like searching about trucks of course and detalis that can be of big use like tires, oil usage, additives usage things like that, of course the posibility of know people from the other side of the world is a main interest too. I wish all post could be wrote in english, but I understand it is not always posible, so if someone could tell me what is the other lenguaje is used in this forum, I can`t guess!

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    Bienvenido amigo

    The other language is Afrikaans

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    MB,

    Afrikaans, one of the official languages of South Africa.

    The guys on here are excellent at translating something if you don't understand a posting (I don't speak Afrikaans, so have to ask occasionally). Once they get to know you, they will also tend to avoid using Afrikaans in threads you start, for instance. There are quite a lot of nationalities posting on here these days, although it is still predominantly South African.

    I'll give you a big tip. If you learn one word of Afrikaans, learn "braai", which means a barbecue (to cook your food on an open fire). It is far and away the most important word in the language!

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    If there is any post you don't follow just reply in english in the thread and ask for a translation, you will be helped quickly.

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    As Dirk mentioned, just ask and the poster should be happy to translate or a willing member. Technical threads are usually posted in english for future reference whereas pub posts are mixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilo Bravo View Post
    Bienvenido amigo

    The other language is Afrikaans
    Debi suponerlo, gracias.

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    Default Thank you, it is very kind of you all


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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeAG View Post
    MB,

    Afrikaans, one of the official languages of South Africa.

    Mike
    ..... then you get English

    .... and then another nine languages - all official
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    thanks for the tips! must admit, not sure if I am missing something but really battling to find a button to add a new post to the forum??

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    Loosetentpegs,

    firstly, go to the home page and select the sub-forum that you feel is most appropriate for your new post (4x4 pub, Overlanding etc....). When in that sub forum, towards the top left hand corner, in from the band of ads down the left hand side, is a button which says "New Thread". Click on that and start typing!

    Of course, you must be signed in to be able to post.

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    thanks very much!

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    I would like to thank you for posting this advice for nuwe people. I am new to the form and have found this info to be of grate help.
    I agree i'm also new Thank you

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    If I could just add two tips to newbies: Before asking a question, for example "good camp sites in Mozambique", do a search on "Mozambique+camp+sites" and see what pops up. Remember that most of your questions have been asked before. And they have been answered.

    Second tip is don't ask "I want to drive from Cape Town to Cairo and I need information/help/tips". You won't get an answer. You need to ask "I'm driving from Cape Town to Cairo via XYZ and want to spend XYZ weeks in XYZ parks and I want to do XYZ offroad and I want to also ship my vehicle from XYZ to ...." Ok you get the drift. Ask very specific questions or you won't get an answer.

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    Thanks for the info. Have been a member for a while now and have replied to some threads. But here is a really dof question.....How do I start a new thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basil Peetz View Post
    Thanks for the info. Have been a member for a while now and have replied to some threads. But here is a really dof question.....How do I start a new thread?
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    Go to the appropriate section. EG Land Rover.
    Then select "New Thread"
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeAG View Post
    MB,

    Afrikaans, one of the official languages of South Africa.

    The guys on here are excellent at translating something if you don't understand a posting (I don't speak Afrikaans, so have to ask occasionally). Once they get to know you, they will also tend to avoid using Afrikaans in threads you start, for instance. There are quite a lot of nationalities posting on here these days, although it is still predominantly South African.

    I'll give you a big tip. If you learn one word of Afrikaans, learn "braai", which means a barbecue (to cook your food on an open fire). It is far and away the most important word in the language!

    Mike
    The key is when we want to discuss the "foreigners" we use the AFRIX

    we cannot tell Mike straight to his face that he drinks bad beer and supports the wrong rugby team etc.

    translations are no problem. some words are though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    we cannot tell Mike straight to his face that he drinks bad beer and supports the wrong rugby team etc.
    Yeah you can, Randy!!!














    .........and you do!

    To all newcomers who don't speak Afrikaans, my experience is that the guys here will translate usually within a couple of minutes . They are really good about it. They also tend to avoid Afrikaans in a thread where I am active, which I really appreciate. Baie dankie!




    Mike

    PS..........and they don't do that sneaky "talking about the foreigners" thing that Randy joked about. I've just about enough Afrikaans to know that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeAG View Post
    which I really appreciate. Baie dankie!
    This is one of the reasons I'll help Mike any day! He never trash our langauge/culture or the way we do stuff. He realise that it is another country, with different (not worng!!) people.

    Even just saying "Baie dankie" makes a big impression, but at the international GTG, he practically gave his speeach in Afrikaans!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys View Post
    This is one of the reasons I'll help Mike any day! He never trash our langauge/culture or the way we do stuff. He realise that it is another country, with different (not worng!!) people.

    Even just saying "Baie dankie" makes a big impression, but at the international GTG, he practically gave his speeach in Afrikaans!

    Agree 100%!

    BTW - Mike has set a tough act to beat when anybody else pops over for a International GTG.

    Anyone coming over to SA next year for the Jukskei World CUP?
    Is going to be hectic, people are already battling to find accomodation. Seems there is some other tournament on at the same time.

    Nothing like a good old International GTG, as if we EVER need a reason to GTG.
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