Esperanto Negation

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Esperanto Negation

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

Grammar Tips:

In Esperanto, negation can be made simply by placing "ne" before the main verb.

Mi ne povas fari tion (I can't do that).

Ne faru tion. (Don’t do that.)

Here are some examples:

English NegationEsperanto Negation
he is not hereli estas ne tie ĉi
that is not my booktio ne estas mia libro
do not enterne eniru

Notice the structure of the Negation in Esperanto.

List of Negation in Esperanto

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

English NegationEsperanto Negation
I don't speakmi ne parolas
I don't writemi ne skribas
I don't drivemi ne veturigas
I don't lovemi ne amas
I don't givemi ne donas
I don't smilemi ne ridetas
I don't takemi ne prenas
he doesn't speakli ne parolas
he doesn't writeli ne skribas
he doesn't driveli ne veturigas
he doesn't loveli ne amas
he doesn't giveli ne donas
he doesn't smileli ne ridetas
he doesn't takeli ne prenas
we don't speakni ne parolas
we don't writeni ne skribas
we don't driveni ne veturigas
we don't loveni ne amas
we don't giveni ne donas
we don't smileni ne ridetas
we don't takeni ne prenas

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