jaf

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See also: jàf and jäf

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic يَعْرِفُ(yaʿrifu), imperfect of عَرَفَ(ʿarafa, to know, get to know, find out). Doublet of uncontracted għaraf (to recognise, become aware of, find out).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

jaf (imperfect only)

  1. to know; to be able to do sth.
    Ma nafx.
    I don't know.
    Ma kienx jaf li wasalna.
    He didn't know that we'd arrived.
    Ma nafx jekk huwa jkunx reliġjuż.
    I don't know whether [or not] he's religious.

Conjugation[edit]

  • The verb is defective and has no perfect forms. The perfect tense is expressed with forms of kien followed by the imperfect forms.