Afrikaans Negation

If you're trying to learn Afrikaans Negation you will find some useful resources including a course about Negation and negative expressions... to help you with your Afrikaans grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Afrikaans. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Afrikaans Negation

Learning the Afrikaans Negation displayed below is vital to the language. Afrikaans negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy).

Grammar Tips:

In Afrikaans, negation can be made simply by placing "nie" before the main verb. In Afrikaans a double negative is always used. "Nie" is the most common negative.

Ek kan dit nie doen nie. (I can't do this). 

Hulle het niks om te doen nie. (they don't have anything to do – Double Negative). 

Ek hou nie hiervan nie. (I don't like it)

Niemand woon hier nie. (No one lives here.)

Daar is geen antwoord nie. (There is no answer.)


Here are some examples:

English NegationAfrikaans Negation
NegationNegatie
he is not hereHy is nie hier nie
that is not my bookdit is nie my boek nie
do not entermoenie ingaan nie

Notice the structure of the Negation in Afrikaans.

List of Negation in Afrikaans

Below is a list of the Negation and negative expressions in Afrikaans placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Afrikaans vocabulary.

English NegationAfrikaans Negation
I don't speakEk praat nie
I don't writeEk skryf nie
I don't driveEk ry nie
I don't loveek het nie lief nie
I don't giveEk gee nie
I don't smileek glimlag nie
I don't takeEk neem nie
he doesn't speakhy praat nie
he doesn't writeHy skryf nie
he doesn't drivehy ry nie
he doesn't lovehy het nie lief nie
he doesn't giveHy gee nie
he doesn't smilehy glimlag nie
he doesn't takeHy neem nie
we don't speakons praat nie
we don't writeOns skryf nie
we don't driveOns ry nie
we don't loveons het nie lief nie
we don't giveons gee nie
we don't smileons glimlag nie
we don't takeons neem nie

Negation and negative expressions have a very important role in Afrikaans. Once you're done with Afrikaans Negation, you might want to check the rest of our Afrikaans lessons here: Learn Afrikaans. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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