Belarusian Negation

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Belarusian Negation

Learning the Belarusian Negation is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Belarusian language. But first we need to know what the role of Negation is in the structure of the grammar in Belarusian.

Belarusian negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy).

Grammar Tips:

In Belarusian, negation can be made simply by placing "не" before the main verb. But sometimes a double negative is required. "не" is the most common negative.

Я не магу гэта зрабiць (I can't do this). 

Я нiкуды не пайду (I won’t go anywhere– Double Negative). 

Ты любiш гэта? – Не. Do you like it? - No


Here are some examples:

English NegationBelarusian Negation
NegationAdmawlyennye - Адмаўленне
he is not hereyon nya toot/yago toot nyama - ён ня тут/яго тут няма
that is not my bookgeta nye maya knіga - гэта не мая кніга
do not enternye wvakhodzіtzʲ - не ўваходзіць

Notice the structure of the Negation in Belarusian.

List of Negation in Belarusian

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

English NegationBelarusian Negation
I don't speakya nye gavaroo - я не гавару
I don't writeya nye pіshoo - я не пішу
I don't driveya nye kіrooyo (mashinay) - я не кірую (машынай)
I don't loveya nye kakhayo - я не кахаю
I don't giveya nye dayo - я не даю
I don't smileya nye wsmіkhayosya - я не ўсміхаюся
I don't takeya nye byaroo; ya nye primayo - я не бяру; я не прымаю
he doesn't speakyon nye gavoritzʲ - ён не гаворыць
he doesn't writeyon nye pіsha - ён не піша
he doesn't driveyon nye kіrooye (mashinay) - ён не кіруе (машынай)
he doesn't loveyon nye kakhaye - ён не кахае
he doesn't giveyon nye daye - ён не дае
he doesn't smileyon nye wsmіkhayetztza - ён не ўсміхаецца
he doesn't takeyon nye byare; yon nye primaye - ён не бярэ; ён не прымае
we don't speakmi nye gavorim - мы не гаворым
we don't writemi nye pіsham - мы не пішам
we don't drivemi nye kіrooyem (mashinay) - мы не кіруем (машынай)
we don't lovemi nye kakhayem - мы не кахаем
we don't givemi nye dayem - мы не даем
we don't smilemi nye wsmіkhayemsya - мы не ўсміхаемся
we don't takemi nye byarem; mi nye primayem - мы не бярэм; мы не прымаем

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


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