Negation - Kurdish Grammar - Kurdische Grammatik

  

Negation

In the present tense the prefix di- is replaced by the negation prefix na-.

Kurdish

English

ez dixwim

I eat

ez naxwim

I do not eat

ez diçim

I go

ez naçim

I do not go

ez ji te hez dikim

I love you

ez ji ti hez nakim

I do not love you

But:

Kurdish

English

ez rudinim

I sit

ez runanim

I do not sit

 

 

Negation of Adjectives

For the negation of adjectives ne- is used.

Kurdish

English

ez baş im

I am (feel) good

ez ne baş im

I am not (do not feel) good

 

Negation with Modal Verbs

When forming the negation with modal verbs the present prefix di- is substituted by the conjunctive prefix bi-.

Kurdish

English

ez naxwazim biçim

I do not want to go

ez naxwazim bixwînim

I do not want to read

ez naxwazim binivisînim

I do not want to write

ez naxwazim bixebitim

I do not want to work

ez naxwazim bikenim

I do not want to laugh

ez naxwazim bixwim

I do not want to eat

ez naxwazim li malê bimînim

I do not want to stay at home

 

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