Sundanese Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Sundanese. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Sundanese.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Sundanese conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Sundanese
I speak English
abdi nyarios basa inggris
you speak French
anjeun nyarios basa perancis
he speaks German
anjeuna nyarios basa jerman
she speaks Italian
anjeuna nyarios basa italia
we speak Arabic
abdi sadaya nyarios basa arab
they speak Chinese
aranjeuna nyarios basa cina

The past tense in Sundanese conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Sundanese
I visited France
abdi nyaba ka perancis
you visited Italy
anjeun nyaba ka italia
he visited Morocco
anjeuna nyaba ka jerman
she visited China
anjeuna nyaba ka cina
we visited Mexico
abdi sadaya nyaba ka meksiko
they visited Kenya
aranjeuna nyaba ka kenya

The future tense in Sundanese conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Sundanese
I will drink milk
abdi bade ngaleueut susu
you will drink coffee
anjeun bade ngaleueut kopi
he will drink tea
anjeuna bade ngaleueut the
she will drink water
anjeuna bade ngaleueut cai
we will drink apple juice
abdi sadaya bade ngaleueut jus apel
they will drink tea
aranjeuna bade ngaleueut the

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear
cepil
eye
eye
soca
mouth
mouth
baham
nose
nose
pangambung
hair
hair
rambut
face
face
raray
head
head
mastaka
heart
heart
manah
hand
hand
panangan
fingers
fingers
ramo
leg
leg
sampean
feet
feet
dampal sampean

Travel Phrases in Sundanese

Imagine yourself in some Sundanese speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Sundanese
Can you help me?
tiasa nganbatosan abdi?
Can I help you?
aya nu tiasa dibantos?
Where is the airport?
di palih mana bandara teh?
Go straight
teras wae lempeng
Then
saatosna
Turn left
mengkol ka kenca
Turn right
mengkol ka katuhu

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Sundanese was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Sundanese Vocabulary   Sundanese Vocabulary

Sundanese Audio   Sundanese Audio



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