Berber Negation

If you're trying to learn Berber Negation you will find some useful resources including a course about Negation and negative expressions... to help you with your Berber 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 Berber. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Berber Negation

Learning the Berber 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 Berber language. But first we need to know what the role of Negation is in the structure of the grammar in Berber.

Berber negation is the process that turns an affirmative statement (I am happy) into its opposite denial (I am not happy). Here are some examples:

English NegationBerber Negation
Negation
Negationنفي
he is not hereoudayally shaye - انه ليس هنا
that is not my bookayou nktabe oully shaye inoukhe - هذا ليس كتابي
do not enteroulattatafe - لا تدخل

Notice the structure of the Negation in Berber.

List of Negation in Berber

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

English NegationBerber Negation
I don't speaknatsh oullkhe shaye sawalkhe - أنا لا أتكلم
I don't writenatsh oullikhe shaye tarikhe - أنا لا أكتب
I don't drivenatsh oullikhe shaye souyourakhe - أنا لا اقود
I don't lovenatsh oullikhe shaye khssakhe - أنا لا أحب
I don't givenatsh oullikhe shaye titshakhe - أنا لا أعطي
I don't smilenatsh oullikhe shaye dassakhe - أنا لا ابتسم
I don't takenatsh oullikhe shaye ittssikhe - أنا لا آخذ
he doesn't speaknatta oulli ly shaye issawale - انه لا يتحدث
he doesn't writenatta oulli ly shaye ittary - انه لا يكتب
he doesn't drivenatta ouli ly shaye issouyour - انه لا يقود
he doesn't lovenatta ouli ly shaye ighisse - انه لا يحب
he doesn't givenatta oulli ly shaye ittitashe - انه لا يعطي
he doesn't smilenatta ouli ly shaye idasse - انه لا يبتسم
he doesn't takenatta ouli ly shaye yitssi - انه لا يأخذ
we don't speaknashny ounally shaye nassawale - نحن لا نتحدث
we don't writenashny ounally shaye nattary - نحن لا نكتب
we don't drivenashny ounally shaye nassouyour - نحن لا نقود
we don't lovenashny ounallay shaye nghisse - نحن لا نحب
we don't givenashny ounally shaye nattitashe - نحن لا نعطي
we don't smilenashny ounally shaye ndasse - نحن لا نبتسم
we don't takenashny ounally shaye nittsi - نحن لا ناخذ

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


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