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:
|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:
|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:
|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.
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!
|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|
|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.
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