ber-..-an/ber-..-kan

This confix ber-..-an forms a verb that indicates mutuality or reciprocity.

Examples

Root Word Meaning ber-an Meaning
kejar chase, pursue berkejaran race each other
tabur spread bertaburan scattered
jatuh fall berjatuhan drop everywhere
desak push berdesakan jostle one another

Generally, verbs that use confix ‘ber-..-kan’ can be followed by a noun as its object since verbs with suffix ‘ber-‘ have syntactically different meaning.

Examples

Root Word Meaning ber – kan In a Sentence Meaning
mandi bath bermandikan Malam ini langit bemandikan cahaya bintang Tonight the sky is bathed in stars
dasar base berdasarkan Berdasarkan kenyataan …. Based on the fact …

BahasaKita © 2017 All Rights Reserved

A Wieke Gur Production