Watch Charlize Theron and Nigerian actor David Oyelowo brush up on their Afrikaans and Yoruba down here:
Our very own Charlize Theron and Nigerian actor David Oyelowo recently brushed up on their Afrikaans and Yoruba.
The two actors is busy promoting their new film, Gringo (coming to theatres in March), and taught each other some slang words and phrases in Afrikaans and Yoruba.
The video uploaded by Vanity Fair, sees the two actors laughing about some funny Afrikaans and Yoruba phrases that seems to have a chicken theme in mind.
Charlize had to translate ‘moenie die hoender ruk nie’ – which David found quite amusing when she literally translated it to ‘don’t push the chicken!’. She also had to translate other popular Afrkaans terms like ‘`n aap in die mou hê’ and ‘alle grappies op `n stokkie’.
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She jokingly states that’s she’s never been called a ‘bakvissie’ or a ‘stukkie’ – Afrikaans terms for dating a teenage girl and having someone who you have casual encounters with.
She then casually tries to speak Yoruba which you definitely have to see for yourself!
David starts off explaining the meaning of ‘Igba dun’ which means enjoyment.
“These are all going to be nice and mine was about drunken animal abusers,” Charlize jokes.
Watch Charlize Theron and David Oyelowo teach each other Afrikaans and Yoruba terms down here:
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Charlize and David’s film Gringo hits theatres on 9 March in The United States. The crime film centres around Mild-mannered U.S. businessman Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo), who finds himself at the mercy of backstabbing colleagues, local drug lords and a black ops mercenary after traveling to Mexico. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold fights to survive an increasingly dangerous situation that raises the question — is he out of his depth or two steps ahead?
Watch the trailer for Gringo over here: