WATCH | 'Lucifer' star Lesley-Ann Brandt teaches her followers Afrikaans slang
She's kept viewers glued to their screens as Mazikeen in the US urban fantasy TV series Lucifer and now Lesley-Ann Brandt has been reminiscing about home, teaching people Afrikaans slang.
Taking to her Instagram timeline the South African-born US-based star shared three video lessons of the words she used when she was younger.
In her mentions her followers praised her for keeping her Afrikaans accent alive.
“Thank you for sharing these! It’s been really cool to learn a little bit about other cultures in this way. Also, I find it really endearing how your accent changes to match the slang you’re currently teaching about,” said one follower.
“Reminds us of how unique we are as a nation. The amount of words from different languages and cultures that make up our everyday dialect. Gonna blom here and wait for part 2,” said another.
Not so long ago actress Charlize Theron sparked outrage when she said Afrikaans was a “dying language”, spoken by 44 people.
Speaking about her home language during a podcast, Theron said she didn’t speak English until she was about 19 and only focused on learning the language when she left home for the US.
“I had it as a second language but nobody in my neighbourhood spoke English. I went to ballet at the Royal Academy of London and we had these teachers from London who couldn’t speak Afrikaans. That was the only English I really heard. I would do exams not really even knowing I was doing exams because I didn’t understand what they were saying.”
She said this allowed her to lose her South African accent quicker.
“That’s why it was easy for me to drop the accent because I was really learning English from scratch.”