SA Languages Word of the Day

Drawing from 11 official languages, South Africa’s slang reflects the country’s rich – and unique – diversity.

South African slang word of the day: Transi

Don’t we all just love to learn new slang? Here’s a South African slang word to help you connect and unite with different cultures.

SA Languages Word of the Day

Drawing from 11 official languages, South Africa’s slang reflects the country’s rich – and unique – diversity.

As a South African, whether you’re street or not, you’ve probably heard the slang word transi a few times, but are not 100% sure what it really means.

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SOUTH AFRICAN SLANG WORD OF THE DAY: iTransi

The word, most popular in Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town townships, simply refers to a car.

The word’s origin stems from the word transport.

So how do you use it in an English sentence?

Here’s an example: “I can’t make it tonight, I don’t have a transi.”

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