Yiddish Negation

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


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Yiddish Negation

Learning the Yiddish Negation displayed below is vital to the language. Yiddish 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 NegationYiddish Negation
Negationנעגאַטיאָן
he is not hereער איז ניט דאָ
that is not my bookוואָס איז ניט מיין בוך
do not enterטאָן ניט אַרייַן

Notice the structure of the Negation in Yiddish.

List of Negation in Yiddish

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

English NegationYiddish Negation
I don't speakאיך טאָן ניט רעדן
I don't writeאיך טאָן ניט שרייַבן
I don't driveאיך טאָן ניט פאָר
I don't loveאיך טאָן ניט ליבע
I don't giveאיך טאָן ניט געבן
I don't smileאיך טאָן ניט שמייכל
I don't takeאיך טאָן ניט נעמען
he doesn't speakער קען ניט רעדן
he doesn't writeער טוט ניט שרייַבן
he doesn't driveער טוט ניט פאָר
he doesn't loveער טוט ניט ליב
he doesn't giveער קען ניט געבן
he doesn't smileער טוט ניט שמייכל
he doesn't takeער קען ניט נעמען
we don't speakמיר טאָן ניט רעדן
we don't writeמיר טאָן ניט שרייַבן
we don't driveמיר טאָן ניט פאָר
we don't loveמיר טאָן ניט ליבע
we don't giveמיר טאָן ניט געבן
we don't smileמיר טאָן ניט שמייכל
we don't takeמיר טאָן ניט נעמען

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