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  • Tsotsitaal spread first as a criminal language, as it had the power of insuring secrecy in the speech
  • Only criminals at first could understand Tsotsitaal
  • Tsotsitaal is a variety of mixed languages mainly spoken in the townships of Gauteng province, such as Soweto
  • Nowadays in Soweto, possibly up to 500,000 youths speak tsotsitaal as their main language or one of their main languages
  • Tsotsi is a Sesotho slang word for a "thug" or "robber"
  • Tsotsitaal, the original variety, is based on Afrikaans, in which were originally added Tswana terms, and later terms from Zulu

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English Translation: there

Language: Tsotsitaal

Daar means “There” To or toward that place; away from the speaker

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English Translation: that thing

Language: Tsotsitaal

Dae Ding means “that thing” If somebody doesn’t want to mention what he/she is asking for, they will say give me ‘Dae Ding’ meaning give me ‘That Thing’.

English Translation: ignore

Language: Tsotsitaal

Daftisha means “to ignore” to intentionally not listen or give attention to someone, an object or situation

English Translation: breasts

Language: Tsotsitaal

Dairy means “Breasts” either of the two soft, rounded parts of a woman’s chest that produce milk after she has a baby

English Translation: thank you

Language: Tsotsitaal

Dankie means “Thank you / thanks” something that you say or do in order to show that you are grateful for something

English Translation: think

Language: Tsotsitaal

Denka means “to think” to have a particular belief or idea. to believe that something is true, that a particular situation exists, that something will happen, etc.

English Translation: sunglasses

Language: Tsotsitaal

Dimmas means “Sunglasses” dark glasses which you wear to protect your eyes from bright light from the sun

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