Malagasy Negation

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Malagasy Negation

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

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

Grammar Tips:

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

Tsy afaka manao an’ity aho (I can't do this). 

Tsy manan-katao izy ireo (they don't have anything to do – Double Negative). 

Tsy tiako ity (I don't like it)

Here are some examples:

English NegationMalagasy Negation
he is not heretsy ato izy
that is not my booktsy bokiko ito
do not enteraza miditra

Notice the structure of the Negation in Malagasy.

List of Negation in Malagasy

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

English NegationMalagasy Negation
I don't speaktsy miteny aho
I don't writetsy manoratra aho
I don't drivetsy mamily aho/tsy miltondra fiara aho
I don't lovetsy tiako
I don't givetsy homeko
I don't smiletsy mitsiky aho
I don't taketsy alaiko
he doesn't speaktsy miteny izy
he doesn't writetsy manoratra izy
he doesn't drivetsy mitondra izy
he doesn't lovetsy tiany
he doesn't givetsy omeny
he doesn't smiletsy mitsiky izy
he doesn't taketsy alainy
we don't speaktsy miteny izahay
we don't writetsy manoratra izahay
we don't drivetsy mamily izahay
we don't lovetsy tianay
we don't givetsy omenay
we don't smiletsy mitsiky izahay
we don't taketsy alainay

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