Indonesian ME-group prefixes

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Indonesian ME-group prefixes
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Most commonly used Indonesian prefix. When attached to a root word, it gives the new verb the sense of having the main focus of the sentence on the actor and not on the action or the object of the verb.
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  1. What six letters can the root word start with in order to use the "ME" prefix?
    1) L

    2) M

    3) N

    4) R

    5) W

    6) Y
  2. What are the two two-letter combinations that begin the root word which can use the "ME" prefix?
    1) NY nyanyi




    2) NG ngantuk
  3. lihat
    lihat




    me
    lihat - to see
  4. masak
    masak

    • memasak - to cook
  5. ngantuk
    ngantuk

    • mengantuk - 1) to doze; sleep briefly; 2) to hit, collide with, bump into
  6. nyanyi
    nyanyi



    menyanyi - to sing
  7. nikah
    nikah



    menikah
  8. rusak
    rusak



    merusak - to damage, spoil, deface, corrode, break
  9. wisuda
    wisuda - (n) graduation



    mewisuda - to graduate; inaugurate
  10. yakin
    yakin




    meyakini - to be sure of, confident
  11. What four letters can the root word start with in order to use the "MEM" prefix?

    1) B

    2) F

    3) P

    4) V
  12. bantu
    bantu




    membantu - to aid, assist, help, support
  13. foto
    foto



    memfoto - to photograph
  14. fotokopi
    fotokopi




    memfotokopi - to photocopy
  15. pakai
    pakai

    • Drop the P

    memakai - to wear, use, utilize
  16. veto
    veto



    memveto - to veto
  17. What five letters can the root word start with in order to use the "MEN" prefix?
    1) C cari mencari - to search, seek

    2) D

    3) J

    4) T

    5) Z
  18. What two-letter combination can the root word start with in order to use the "MEM" prefix?
    • SY
    • syarat mensyaratkan - to decide conditionally
  19. cari
    cari



    mencari - to search for, seek, look for, pursue
  20. dengar
    dengar



    mendengar - to hear, listen
  21. jual
    jual



    menjual - to sell
  22. tulis
    tulis

    • Drop the T

    men
    ulis - to write
  23. syarat
    syarat - (n) condition, requirement, stipulation, term

    • mensyaratkan - to decide conditionally
  24. zakat
    zakat (n) - alms



    menzakati - to give alms to someone
  25. curi
    curi

    • mencuri - to steal, rob
  26. cinta
    cinta



    mencinta - to love, to be in love
  27. What eight letters can the root word start with in order to use the prefix "MENG"?

    1) A

    2) E

    3) I

    4) O

    5) U

    6) G

    7) H

    8) K
  28. What two letter combination can the root word start with in order to use the prefix "MENG"?
    KH

    kh
    ayal mengkhayal - to fantasize, visualize, imagine, dream
  29. ambil
    ambil



    mengambil - to remove, take, fetch, get
  30. eja
    eja

    • mengeja - to spell
  31. ingat
    • ingat

    mengingat - to remember, recollect, recall
  32. ingin
    ingin

    • mengingini - to want, wish for
  33. obrol
    obrol

    • mengobrol - to chat, talk, gossip, jabber
  34. urus
    • urus

    mengurus - to organize, manage, arrange, deal with, administer
  35. ukur
    ukur

    • mengukur - to measure, to size, to determine size or quantity
  36. gambar
    gambar



    menggambar - to draw a picture, to sketch
  37. hapus
    hapus



    menghapus - to abolish, blot out, cancel, erase, annul, delete, wipe out
  38. hidup
    hidup




    menghidupi- to care for, support, take care of
  39. kirim
    kirim

    • Drop the K
    • mengirim - to send, dispatch
  40. khayal
    • khayal

    mengkhayal - to fantasize, visualize, imagine, dream
  41. What is the only letter that the root word can start with in order to use the "MENY" prefix?
    S

    • sewa menyewa
  42. sewa
    • sewa

    menyewa - to rent, lease, hire
  43. Kata-Kata Bersuku Satu (One Syllable Words)

    Bom
    Pel
    Cat
    Las
    • bom mengebom - to bomb
    • pel mengepel - to mop

    cat mengecat - to paint

    las mengelas - to weld, to fuse metals together

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