Infinitives

The table only shows half of the word, you must also mention who you are talking about or to, to do this replace the * with one of the endings in the table below. To make the verb negative, put "ayke" before the verb.

English Infinitive Past Present Future
Go Mekhad Kayd* Kayd* Khayd*
Play Metsowet Tetsowet* Tetsowet* Ketsowet*
Tell Mengar Neger Neger* Keneger*
Dance Mesa-eh-sit Sa-eh-sit* Sa-eh-sit* Kesa-eh-sit*
Talk Mezaranb Tezarab* Tezarab* Kezarab*
Do Megeber Ger* Geber* Kegeber*
Fix Me-erai A-ereeyou* A-ereeyou* Ke-areeyou*
See Merai Reeyou* Reeyou* Kereeyou*
Bring Memtsat
Do Megeber Ger Geber Kegeber
Fix Me-erai A-ereeyou A-ereeyou Ke-areeyou
See Merai Reeyou Reeyou Kereeyou












Endings

The table only shows half of the word, you must also mention who you are talking about or to, to do this replace the * with one of the endings in the table below. To make the verb negative, put "ayke" before the verb.

Who Done To
I eh/nee
We na
You (He) ka
You (She) ki
You (Men) koom
You (Women) ken
He oo
She ah
They (Men) om
They (Women) en















Miscellaneous


Below is an example of other prefixes and suffixes. Replace the "...." with any verb.

Tigrinya English
Me .... To ....
Ne .... Lets ....
ente .... if
ayta .... do not
















Negatives

To state a negative, put "Ay" before the past and present tense verb and "Ayke", "Ayket" or "Ayk'n" before it.
Annoyingly, there is a different set of suffixes for you to learn for the negatives.

Who Doer Done To
I koon en
We nan nan
You (He) kan en
You (She) k'n en
You (Men) koomen oon
You (Women) k'nen an
He en on
She eten an
They (Men) on oon
They (Women) an an














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