tidak

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with tak, from Malay tidak, from Proto-Malayic *daʔ (compare Malay tidak), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *diaq.

Adverb[edit]

tidak

  1. not (negates meaning of verb)
    Saya tidak mau makan.
    I don't want to eat.
  2. not (To no degree)
    Buku itu tidak mahal.
    That book is not expensive.

Usage notes[edit]

Tidak is used to negate verbs and adjectives. For negating nouns the word bukan must be used.


Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with tak, dak, from Proto-Malayic *daʔ (compare Indonesian tidak), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *diaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tidak

  1. not (negates meaning of verb)
    Saya tidak mahu makan.
    I don't want to eat.
  2. not (To no degree)
    Buku itu tidak mahal.
    That book is not expensive.

Usage notes[edit]

Tidak is used to negate verbs and adjectives. For negating nouns the word bukan must be used.

Derived terms[edit]

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