Template:User af

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af This user is a native speaker of Afrikaans
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This {{User af}} template can be used to display a contributor's Afrikaans language skill and level of ability on their user page. For userboxes for different languages see Category:Language Userboxes or use the {{Userbox-lang}}.


The template has one unnamed parameter and one named parameter.

Unnamed parameters

  1. The (optional) unnamed parameter is a number to indicate the level of ability in this language. If this parameter is omitted the wording for native speaker will be displayed.
    • 0 = limited or no ability
    • 1 = basic
    • 2 = intermediate
    • 3 = advanced
    • 4 = near-native
    • 5 = professional

Named parameters

This (optional) parameter can be used to define a skill other than speaking, for example reading or writing. If omitted the default is speaking.


Using different ability levels

Using English as an example the following shows the range of abilities that can be choosen.

Ability You type You get
Native ability

{{User af}}

af This user is a native speaker of Afrikaans
Professional ability

{{User af|5}}

af-5 This user is a professional speaker of Afrikaans
Near-native ability

{{User af|4}}

af-4 This user is a near-native speaker of Afrikaans
Advanced ability

{{User af|3}}

af-3 This user is an advanced speaker of Afrikaans
Intermediate ability

{{User af|2}}

af-2 This user is an intermediate speaker of Afrikaans
Basic ability

{{User af|1}}

af-1 This user is a basic speaker of Afrikaans
Limited ability

{{User af|0}}

af-0 This user does not understand Afrikaans (or understands it with considerable difficulty).

Using different skills

Situation You type You get
Intermediate reader speaker

{{User af|2|skill=reader}}

af-2 This user is an intermediate reader of Afrikaans
Professional reader and writer

{{User af|5|skill=reader and writer}}

af-5 This user is a professional reader and writer of Afrikaans
Basic reader, writer and speaker

{{User af|1|skill=reader, writer and speaker}}

af-1 This user is a basic reader, writer and speaker of Afrikaans