Uzbek Negation

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Uzbek Negation

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

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

Grammar Tips:

In Uzbek, negation can be made in two different ways:

1) by adding suffix –ma to the verb (qilmaysan, ko’rmaganman – you don’t do, I haven’t seen). This suffix is only used when it is the action that is being denied (I did not speak to him – Men u bilan gaplashmadim).

2) by using the word emas (sometimes along with the personal endings). In this case denial is referred to other words than the verb. (mushuk emasnot a cat; Men ishchi emasman – I am not a worker). Unlike in English, double negative is widely used in Uzbek:

I have nothing – Menda xech narsa yo’q.

Here are some examples:

English NegationUzbek Negation
he is not hereu bu erda emas
that is not my booku mening kitobim emas
do not enterkirmang

Notice the structure of the Negation in Uzbek.

List of Negation in Uzbek

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

English NegationUzbek Negation
I don't speakmen gapirmayman
I don't writemen yozmayman
I don't drivemen xaydamayman
I don't lovemen sevmayman
I don't givemen bermayman
I don't smilemen ko'lmayman
I don't takemen olmayman
he doesn't speaku gapirmaydi
he doesn't writeu yozmaydi
he doesn't driveu xaydamaydi
he doesn't loveu sevmaydi
he doesn't giveu bermaydi
he doesn't smileu ko'lmaydi
he doesn't takeu olmaydi
we don't speakbiz gapirmaymiz
we don't writebiz yozmaymiz
we don't drivebiz xaydamaymiz
we don't lovebiz sevmaymiz
we don't givebiz bermaymiz
we don't smilebiz ko'lmaymiz
we don't takebiz olmaymiz

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