Literally boss, often used to refer to any white male.
A pick up truck / utility truck. They come in various shapes and forms and owning a large powerful one is more of a status symbol than owning a Porsche
Dried meat - sometimes likened to jerky but a completely superior product. South Africans will claim biltong as their own invention - but everyone knows that Namibia has the best biltong! An essential for long road trips.
A barbeque - taken to completely unfathomable social heights
A bread roll - so common is the usage that even those Namibian's who profess English to be there mother tongue may initially look at you blankly if you ask for a bread roll!
Pretty girl or girlfriend. 'I met my cherrie at the shebeen, then we hopped in my bakkie and drove around town drinking beer'
A bar (mainly in the northern areas of Namibia - while central and southern Namibia would usually use the term Shebeen), the name was derived from a Portuguese beer once sold in Angola.
I Will Phone You Back
You will never hear from me again
Everythign is great!
A small hill rising out of the veld
Thatched outside living area. Often equipped with a braai and a bar
Polite term for an older lady
Literally the Afrikaans for uncle - but used as a term of respect towards older people
It hurts ( eg. My head is paining? Is it because you have a babbelas? No baas! you know I never drink during the week!)
A three legged cooking pot - designed for being placed on an open fire or coals. Potjiekos - is the food produced in the pot.
German purit law from 1516. Amongst other things regulated that the only ingredients used for the brewing of beer must be Barley, Hops and Water. A source of pride for all Namibians is that our beers are brewed in accordance to these regulations making them very ntja!
A traffic light. Once you leave Windhoek these are not something you will frequently encounter.
Things are doubly sharp (good)
A cuca shop not situated in northern Namibia. Once was used only for unlicensed drinking places - but most now have official shebeen licences.
Meat on a stick - basically a Kebab
Sneakers / running shoes
A term of respect for an older man
Time to leave work
Locally produced sorghum beer
Or Boerewors (literally 'farmers sausage'). A staple at braais around the country